To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, musicians, singers and dancers aged 11+ from across Worcestershire collaborated together on a brand new music and dance project, exploring memories and perspectives of recent history and the Queen.

Guided by professional musicians and choreographers from Severn Arts and Age UK, the participants drew upon their experiences to connect and co-create an original music and dance performance ahead of the Jubilee.

The project, which is sponsored by Worcestershire County Council, was filmed by a professional film-maker. You can watch the film below which documents the creative process. The film will also be showcased and at Jubilee events across the county in 2022.

Creative team

Holly Khan

Holly is a professional composer and music facilitator. She works across the UK with award winning charities and arts organisations to lead creative projects for individuals and groups at all stages of life. Her work has a particular focus on engaging with vulnerable members of society, including older people and those living with mental health conditions. At the heart of all Holly’s work is collaboration, connection and community. In her own words, “I am always seeking new ways to bring art into the community and community into art!”

Holly Khan’s website

Fiona Petts

Fi is a Worcestershire based dance artist who runs a dance company called FP DANCE. Fi also leads a dance and movement programme called EnJOY Dancing for Age UK, aimed at adults and older people with reduced mobility or who suffer with long term health conditions or disabilities. She emphasises the joy of dance while providing ways to express an individual’s creativity, tackle loneliness and engage physically and emotionally through social creative dance and movement projects and workshops.

Sima Gonsai

Sima is an award-winning freelance director/filmmaker with an eye for cinematic storytelling and a passion for championing new talent and diversity through film. She has previously received commissions from the BBC, Birmingham City Council, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative England.

Sima Gonsai’s website