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Water Stories



Part of the project involved an exhibition in Knighton Library. Here's a sea creature (dolphin) made from recycled materials

Water Stories



Water Stories was a Footloose Arts project involving Knighton School, Castle Voices choir, Knighton Handbell group, and the Radnor Improvisers. Performances were held in KnightonChurch Hal in October, and at CARAD,Rhayader in November. Musical instruments included a specially designed musical water wheel. We raised over 200 for Water Aid by collecting donations at the performances

Bugs Came First



Two schools - Bucknell and Newcastle-on-Clun - have now performed the musical Bugs Came First, telling the story of how a gallant group of children and animals save the world from the Terrible Thing..see the Footloose website for recordings and pictures

Carbon Chronicles in Wales



Members of Powys Young Carers, backed by the Elemental Chorus, staged the Chronicles at CARAD,Rhayader in April 2012. More about this at www.footloosearts.co.uk.

Musical Migrations



2011 sees the launch of Musical Migrations, a new Footloose project about birdsong and biodiversity in the Shropshire Hills.There will be guided walks, workshops, and performances from Spring to Autumn.

Carbon Chronicles



Carbon Chronicles - first aired at Climate Camp Cymru in August - was presented in full at the Norwich Peace One Day and Zero Carbon Caravan weekend on September 19th. The elemental chorus sang of the origins of earth and stars, and tried to warn humans of their folly, while General Villanosa was outwitted by the Patatistas and his own defecting army, in an all day workshop, ending with a performance, at the United Reform Church in Princes' St. Many thanks to all who took part. Carbon Chronicles will be appearing next year at different venues to be announced. We are supported by Artists Project Earth. The libretto and notes can be seen at footloosearts.co.uk

The Universe Project



Image: St. Christopher's School Dhol Band heading the procession to the Town Hall for ' A remarkably short History of the Universe', on October 4th 2008.

This grew out of a short performance in the History of Science Museum, in September 2007.The performers of that piece became the core group of the community project.

We were funded by Awards for All and Oxford City Council to run workshops with different community groups and schools, including the Mornese Social Club,Asylum Welcome, and MIND. The final performance featured Blackbird Leys Choir, St. Andrew's School Gamelan, St Christopher's Dhol Group, and singers and dancers from St Thomas More's, Kidlington. Oxford Improvisers and individual musicians of all ages also took part.There were two speaking narrators, and a mixture of choral, written instrumental and improvised music.

We preceded the performance with a colourful and noisy procession, led by the Dhol Band, to publicise the event to Saturday afternoon shoppers.

You can now find the whole project including the music, at footloosearts.co.uk. Please feel free to download, use and adapt for your own group or school.

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