Rebecca Hanbury commissioned by Sky Arts

  • Exciting news for Rebecca Hanbury. She has been commissioned for Art 50 by Sky Arts to tour the UK collecting testimonials from people from all walks to write a songbook about British Identity. Here is the announcement

    Rebecca Hanbury and Alex Groves will connect with choirs that reflect the diverse, wide ranging people that make up this United Kingdom, and work to unite disparate communities through shared ideas and song.
    Interviews will be turned into lyrics by Rebecca and then set to music by Alex. The music will then be given to the choirs to learn and a website created to form an online hub and community for the songbook. Here choirs will be able to find out more about the songbook, share details of their performances and engage in a dialogue around the project as a whole. The music will be performed up and down the country in local communities, arts centres and potentially at both the Barbican and Sage with a possibility of a performance at Snape Maltings, where Rebecca and Alex are resident artists as part of the Open Space scheme.

    Rebecca is also working on a new theatre piece with a group of gambling addicts. She will be sharing their work so far on 22nd November, 2017 at Omnibus Theatre
    at 6pm. Cauldrons of Chaos by Rebecca Hanbury and Audacity Theatre.