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Voices and Visions 2017

Worcestershire's Annual Festival of Arts and Music for Children and Young People

Voices and Visions, now in its 18th year, celebrates the artistic talent of the young people of Worcestershire with a series of concerts, exhibitions, projects and performances encompassing dance, music, poetry, drawing and painting, sculpture, and a wide range of crafts. A collaboration between Severn Arts, the County Arts Team and a range of artists and organisations, Voices and Visions grows year on year, with 2017 promising to be one of the best ever!

Find out more about what’s going on:

Middle School Poetry Slam

What: Led by Worcestershire’s favourite roving poet, Spoz, the best spoken word artists from middle schools across the county will do verbal battle
When: Sunday 7th May
Where: Palace Theatre, Redditch
Who: County Arts Service
Tickets: via Palace Theatre website

Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra Concert

What: This concert with WYJO and WYJO2 features special guests Georgina Jackson (trumpet/vocals) and Pete Long (saxophone)
When: Tuesday 2nd May
Where: Artrix, Bromsgrove
Who: Severn Arts
Tickets: via

Voices and Visions Cathedral Exhibition

What: Now in its 18th year, this exhibition shows the best visual arts across Worcestershire schools. Spot the Banksies of the future.
When: 13th May – 11th June 2017
Where: The Cloisters, Worcester Cathedral
Who: County Arts Service
Free to attend during Cathedral opening hours

Severn Arts Festival of Music

What: A musical extravaganza featuring orchestras and bands from Severn Arts
When: 20th May, 6pm
Where: University of Worcester Arena
Who: Severn Arts
Tickets: via Worcester Arena Website

The Big Sing Worcestershire

What: Workshops with international singing leader, Ula Weber. 2,600 primary school children will work together and perform “Songs from the Musicals”
When: Monday 12th June, 10.30am and 1pm
Where: University of Worcester Arena
Who: Severn Arts
This is a closed event

Voices and Visions at the Hive

What: The Hive is the place to be for the first Voices and Visions multi-arts performance of 2017.
When: Thursday 28th June, 10am – 12.30pm
Where: The Hive, Worcester
Who: County Arts Service
Free event open to the public

Voices and Visions at the Cathedral

What: Two performance events featuring drama, music and dance to celebrate the work of the schools in the county.
When: Thursday 29th June, 7pm and Friday 30th June, 7pm
Where: Worcester Cathedral
Who: County Arts Service
This is a closed event

Voices and Visions – 1000 Years of Song

What: Following the very successful BBC’s 10 pieces project, we have chosen our own 10 most influential British songs which will be interpreted and performed in a variety of artforms by Worcestershire pupils.
When: Thursday 6th July, 7pm
Where: Kidderminster Town Hall
Who: County Arts Service and Severn Arts
This is a closed event

First Access Music Education Festival

What: Two workshops featuring performances by pupils from schools that have taken part in the First Access Music Education Project.
When: Monday 10th July, 10.30am (strings), 1.30pm (winds)
Where: Severn Hall, Three Counties Showground
Who: Severn Arts
This is a closed event for families of performers

Dancefest’s Big Dance Fortnight

From 8th-23rd July, Dancefest will be organising a series of dance events throughout Worcestershire, starting with a Big Dance Picnic in Worcester’s Cripplegate Park on 8th July and culminating in performances at Croome Court on 23rd July. For more information, see the Dancefest website.

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