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John Whitfield, Gamelan player

September 28, 2010


John Whitfield talks techno lullabies before the Southbank Gamelan players join Plaid on stage at the Howard Assembly Room One night in the late 1990s, I heard a track called Kortisin by a group I’d never heard of, called Plaid on the London dance-music station Kiss FM. It was beautiful, a funky techno lullaby. I […]

Roll up roll up…

September 24, 2010


Greentop is a circus school based in Sheffield and uses circus ‘arts’ to help educate people. We are very excited to be able to deliver a clowning and circus skills workshop at Opera North tomorrow. All art forms come with their own baggage – preconceptions about what it’s about, who it’s for, where it’s done […]

Dougie Scarfe Chorus and Orchestral Director, Opera North

September 14, 2010


Sitting in the first Stage & Orchestra rehearsal for The Adventures of Pinocchio on Saturday night I couldn’t help reflecting that although we haven’t even opened the season yet, the last couple of weeks have already shown the Company to be in good artistic form. Our Chorus, who have always excelled in shows such as […]