'Vehicles - Children's Opera'
Knowledge Exchange Fellow:
Professor Martyn Harry | Faculty of Music | University of Oxford
Action Transport Theatre
Martyn Harry (Faculty of Music) will be composing a new children’s opera, “Vehicles”, in creative collaboration with primary school children in Blackbird Leys, Banbury and Ellesmere Port and Nina Hajiyianni, the director of Action Transport Theatre. Each opera scene will focus on a different vehicle, with children from King's Sutton Primary Academy in Banbury providing the accompaniment for one scene with a percussion ensemble made out of car parts from the BMW Factory in Cowley. “Vehicles” will be premiered at the Chester Festival, and taken on a UK tour of venues and schools in 2017.