We don’t mean to blow our own trumpet but The River Skerne Music Project sounds pretty amazing! Through a series of creative online workshops, Haughton Academy will produce lyrics and music inspired by The ‘Skerne.
Working with composer/arranger Sarah Freestone and lyricist Katie Doherty together they will create a musical-masterpiece.With the support of our artistic partners, this will be premiered by Opera North in a performance later in 2021.
The students have been pulling out all of the stops for our latest project. They will take a journey along the River Skerne to explore the river’s evolving environment and rich history – from Romans to railways via marshland and the Durham Ox.
We have already held several virtual workshops where ideas and suggestions were most definitely flowing! Here’s what the students created in the first session – The River Skerne in words.
#TEAMHaughton were then tasked with capturing shots of the River Skerne. These pics will be used as inspiration for the next #SkerneMusic workshop. We can’t wait to see how the final piece turns out!