Artist Talk with Freya Gabie, part of the Orchard Engagement Programme

Image Credit: Freya Gabie, 2017

Hengrove Community Centre, Fortfield Rd, Bristol BS14 9NX

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Saturday 17 June 2017
No need to book

Part of the Orchard Engagement Programme, commissioned artist Freya Gabie talks about her practice and approach to creating Grafted Chorus for The Orchard, along with composer Tina Hitchens.

The event is free and open to all to attend.

Grafted Chorus

Artist Freya Gabie has been commissioned to work with local groups and a composer to create bespoke songs for The Orchard, which will be performed at a special summer event on Saturday 1 July at 2pm. Starting from The Orchard, each group of singers will begin their own song as the previous one ends – a song grafted, like a fruit tree, on to the last. As the performance progresses, performers will branch out beyond Whitchurch Green, the sound of voices spilling out and around the local area. Locations will be available nearer the time.

Grafted Chorus considers the connection between The Orchard as a social space to gather and commune, and its cathedral formation: both are spaces that are animated by the communities who use them.

Freya is working with a diverse community including local schools, choirs and poets, and with composer Tina Hitchens, who collaborates with a range of groups and artists from other disciplines.

The Orchard is on Whitchurch Green behind Asda, near Bamfield Road, opposite Whitchurch carboot sale site.

Parking: Asda carpark near Whitchurch Library, BS14 0SX.

Search Whitchurch and Hengrove Community Orchard on Google maps.

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