19 May 2014
How time flies ...
Is it really true that another two weeks have passed?
We are all so happy in the Noye production team, watching the Gallery grow and the Voices of the Flood wall becoming longer … this is very exciting! Well done everyone for your spectacular response!
This week we are ordering many of the materials to create the design for the opera at the Bath and West showground. We’re also beginning to collect enormous quantities of cardboard to start making our beautiful animals … this is something you could think about doing too …. why not think what creature you would like to make and develop your designs, join in the fun! This edition you can look at a gallery of images of animals created from recycled materials, just click on Artcycle to discover what some artists in America have been making.
Of course we have more members of the company Aboard … click on Who's Aboard? to see who has just joined! We have a fantastic interview with our amazing Mrs. Noye, Amy J Payne … read all about her experiences as an opera singer, her work, her dreams and her inspiration! Just click on Ahoy There! We discover more about Benjamin Britten, the composer of Noye’s Fludde, in Factfile. In this edition we learn about Britten as a person.
Take a look through these windows to discover new information and facts - click on
Who's Aboard? for new members to the production ... who this time?
Nature Beautiful new ways to become an Eco warrior, learn about Fossil fuels, visit a beautiful bluebell wood and hear the birds singing.
Ahoy There! meet star opera singer, Amy J Payne
Artcycle for new ideas creating art from recycled materials, with a feature on cardboard for edition 3.
Factfile Who was Benjamin Britten? and ...
News from the Levels to see Matilda Temperley's edition 3 photograph and watch a short film of one person who has been severely affected by the floods
... go on! See what’s out there in those windows!
Who’s Aboard? 3
Nature Beautiful 3
Ahoy There! 3
News from the Levels 3
Recorder masterclass with world famous Recorder soloist, James Risdon
James Risdon is our fantastic Recorder soloist for the production. He has been working with the Exeter Recorder Orchestra on the spectacular music that Britten wrote for the recorders to play in the opera. James will be at Brookside school, Street, on 11th July to hear young recorder players perform and also to give a virtuoso solo performance himself.
July 11th 2014, 3.30-4.30
Brookside Community Primary School, Street, Somerset.
This is a very special opportunity for you to meet James, who is a member of the British Paraorchestra, (the only ensemble in the world for virtuoso performers who have a disability). The British Paraorchestra will also be performing at Orchestival. You will be able to read an interview with James in Ahoy There! edition 4 of our blog in two weeks time.
Contact me if you would like to come to this fabulous performance.
Simon Harvey visits Brookside
Our director Simon Harvey, visited Brookside for two days last week. During that time Simon worked with every single member of the school, taking Drama workshops and getting to know everyone. By the end of his visit there was a powerful buzz travelling through Brookside about Noye, with plenty of questions from pupils and lots of opportunities for Simon to talk with teachers and children.
Simon will be back at Brookside soon after the half term holiday … we can’t wait!
Rosanna Vize, Designer, meets Brookside.
Whilst Simon was giving Drama sessions, our fabulous Designer, Rosanna, was visiting classes showing everyone her design for the opera.
Rosanna brought a fantastic model, 100 times smaller than the space where we will be performing Noye’s Fludde. Everyone at Brookside was able to see for the first time her ideas for the production … the models of people were like tiny insects at such a reduced size, and we were able to see just how huge the performance space really is. Brookside pupils have a mission for the next two weeks to collect as much cardboard as possible, and also as many pictures of animals, birds and insects as they can find. On May 21st Rosanna will come back to Brookside to see what everyone has collected so that we can begin working and designing costume and animals for Brookside’s involvement in the performance. Why don’t you take a look in Artcycle to get some ideas of animals that you could make …
The Project Noye 2014 team are thrilled that photographer Matilda Temperley has passed her target to raise funds for publishing her wonderful book ,
‘Under the Surface: Somerset Floods 2014.’
Congratulations Matilda, your book will be a unique and stunning document of the 2014 floods, we are so proud to have your photographs featured in News from the Levels and we wish you every success with all your amazing projects. Thank you.
Voices of the Flood
Wow, we already have around 180 Voices of the Flood on our wall, and some are from France, America, New Zealand, Egypt … how many in the next edition and where will they be from?
Congratulations to all you artists!
Thank you to all of you who have sent in artwork for our gallery. We have some stunning pieces of art, every single picture is special and beautiful, I’m blown away with your response already! Look out for one of your pictures in the blog … maybe you will get an extra feature ... good luck and keep them coming!
A Different Perspective
MRS NOAH'S THOUGHTS ON MR NOAH ... AND THE WEATHER
Sky looking rather threatening tonight ... big black clouds and everyone a bit uneasy. Nasty atmosphere about. Good that Ham and Shem and Japheth are staying home and working on the ark. It’s really taking shape now; they’re building three decks ... don’t know what they’re planning to put in the thing. I am so tired of this ark project. It’s higher than the house now – it’s 30 cubits high!! - and we’ve moved the barbecue right to the edge of the garden in case it catches fire which means that I have to listen to everything the neighbours are saying about Noah and his ideas. And now he is collecting animals – they are all over the place. I despair!
Thank you for visiting the Noye Ahoy! blog … I hope you enjoy the information and your imaginations are getting fired up. Don’t forget to tell all your friends about our blog, keep sending in all those fabulous pieces of art for the Gallery, and be sure to enter your name as a Voice of the Flood.
Back again on 2nd June!