Wrexham County Borough Museum (WCBM) is playing host to the Welsh National Opera (WNO) as they bring Opera to the town as part of a three year project.
“Nine Stories High” is a community project aimed at raising awareness about the work of the WNO involving the local community through a series of workshops.
Rhian Hutchings, Director of the community and education programme, WNO MAX, explained: “The project aims to encourage local people in writing, telling and sharing their stories in a variety of ways”.
The WNO’s three year residency at the museum aims to develop strong partnerships with a variety of community groups such as Pendine Park Care Home.
Mario Kreft, the proprietor of Pendine Park, who is an opera lover said:
“We are thrilled that Welsh National Opera are going to be having a presence in Wrexham and there is going to be some interesting community work”.
The stories will be written with the help of writing and creative workshops in a variety of community groups and the finished mini opera will be performed in and around the town in locations such as cafe’s and bars.
Each of the 5 minute episodes are available on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/streetsongs