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Streetwise Opera

Duration:
2 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 19 August 2012

Matthew Peacock, founder of the charity Streetwise Opera, and Pamela Cooke, a former Streetwise performer, make the Radio 4 Appeal on their behalf.
Reg Charity: 1092931
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  • Streetwise Opera

    Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music as a tool to help some 500 homeless people per year move forward in their lives. They do this through a weekly music programme in 11 homeless centres across Great Britain and by staging critically-acclaimed opera productions starring homeless performers.

    The productions (‘Awe-inspiring’ according to The Times) highlight the skills of Streetwise performers in a professional arena, demonstrating that whatever life throws up great things can be achieved. Underpinning these productions are the weekly music workshops which build self-belief and confidence, giving performers the tools to make positive changes in their lives.

  • Streetwise Opera

    Streetwise Opera

    Pamela, on the far left, performing with Streetwise Opera

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    Streetwise Opera

    A Streetwise Opera performance at the Barbican

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    Streetwise Opera

    A workshop in progress

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