Following our first ‘steering group’ meeting with young people and teachers from local schools/colleges, the Requiem project has now properly lifted off with a super Zeppelin logo based on a design by Zoe Lewis, former student at East Coast College. The steering group met back in July to discuss the brief, meet some of the partners we will be working with and give their initial thoughts on how it might move forward (plus we had a lot of fun around the museum).
Requiem is an exciting HLF-funded music and heritage project that will work with local students from 6 high schools, 6 Primary schools, and 3 FE colleges, to research Yarmouth’s WW1 stories and turn them in to a touring exhibition and a brand new musical composition!
Research, music, text-writing and art workshops will take place from September 2017 to February 2018 and a final orchestrated piece will be performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the iconic Hippodrome Theatre next March.
The list of partnership organisations for this project is extensive and includes Norfolk Libraries, Norfolk Music Hub, Creative Collisions, Historic England, BBC Voices, Orchestrate and of course the BBC Concert Orchestra itself. Early research has already found some gems including a cartoon from the 1915 Gt Yarmouth Mercury featuring ‘Mrs Yarmouth’ and her Bucket of Wrath!
Research days are being conducted both at the Time & Tide Museum and Great Yarmouth Library over the next week with a selection of young people from the high schools, so watch this space for future updates.