HUSH! Workshop exploring voice and gender identity.

This  FREE workshop exploring voice and gender identity  is on TODAY – Saturday 11th June, from 1-4pm and places are still available.

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Tristan R. Whiston, award winning artist and performer, and Alex Bulmer award winning writer and lyricist, lead a workshop on the theme of The Journey of A Voice inspired by Hush….?, a new song project exploring voice and gender identity. The workshop will encourage participants to explore their own voice to create performance and text. The workshop will include vocal exercises, singing and writing. It is aimed particularly at LGBTQ communities but ANYONE is welcome to come along and join in. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
This workshop will culminate with a performance at June’s Artspace.

A cafe will be open for refreshments.

For the people who are interested in attending this event and so we have an idea of participants, please send your name to:

sonny@bureaublackburn.co.uk

Alex Bulmer, lyricist, is a writer, performer, director and educator.
She has written for The Royal Court, London 2012 Olympics, Graeae, BBC Radio 4, winning an AMI award for her adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Channel 4 series Cast Offs (nominated for BAFTA and Royal Television SocietyAward), Theatre Centre and Face Front.
Her stage play SMUDGE was Time Out’s Critics Choice during its UK premiere, and earned several theatre award nominations in Canada.
She is co founder and Artistic Director of Invisible Flash , co-creator of The Canadian based Republic of Inclusion, and one of the original singers with the Toronto based Boy Choir of Lesbos.
In 2014 she was named as one of the UK’s most influential disabled artists by Power Magazine, and was named a Fellow of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2015.

Errollyn Wallen, composer, Errollyn’s music includes many works for orchestra, ballets, fourteen operas, chamber music, films ‑ and albums as singer/pianist and The Errollyn Wallen Songbook. Recent large-scale commissions include two works featuring the London Symphony Orchestra for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games – PRINCIPIA, for massed choirs and orchestra, and Spirit in Motion, for soprano and orchestra. The event was broadcast to a billion people around the world. Recent premières include See That I Am God for St Paul’s Cathedral (to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the priesting of women in the Church of England), Full Fathom Five for Melodia NYC, the US première of All the Blues I See at MoMA, the London première of her Cello Concerto and the Scottish première of Are You Worried About the Rising Cost of Funerals? which was featured in the PRSF New Music Biennial and released on the NMC label.

Errollyn’s music was played in outer space on the NASA STS-115 mission.

Her new orchestral album — PHOTOGRAPHY— has just been released on the NMC label featuring her own Orchestra X.

Errollyn Wallen was awarded the MBE in 2007 for for services to music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Other awards include the British Composer Award, FIPA d’Or and the Ivor Novello Award for Classical Music (the first woman recipient). Last year she was elected Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University.

www.errollynwallen.com

Tristan R. Whiston, singer/dramaturg, is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in Toronto for over 25 years as a director, writer, dramaturge and performer. Tristan created five audio documentaries for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; his work, Middle C, won the 2007 Premios Ondas Award for International Radio amongst others and has aired in 7 different countries. Recently, Whiston created trace, an interactive audio/performance installation that toured Canada in 2015. Whiston has been the Artist-in-Residence at Central Toronto Youth Services, directing Gender Play, a theatre project working with LGBTQ youth exploring issues and experiences of gender (2005 – present). As founder of Toronto’s renowned performance troupe The Boychoir of Lesbos, Tristan produced and performed in an original musical adaptation of Lord of the Flies. Whiston has a BFA from York University (1991 – specialty in theatre directing). As Artistic Co-Director of Red Dress Productions, Tristan has co-led 15 large-scale community engaged public artwork mosaic projects.