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Rhythm, Rhymes & Railways

We are inviting you to join us for a series of FREE railway-themed singing and movement sessions, starting next week on Thursday 21st September! 

DROP IN FOR ONE SESSION, FOR A FEW SESSIONS, OR FOR ALL!

To celebrate our voices and our community Helen Weinstein and the team sourcing the stories and songs at Historyworks, (Mario Satchwell and Tizzy Faller, Bethany Kirby and Jon Calver), invite everyone to help us mark the contribution of the Railways coming to Cambridge in 1845, a transformative historical moment which saw opportunities for travels, cultures, connections! Many of the songs are inspired by local history research and have details taken from the fantastic Mill Road History Society’s “Capturing Cambridge” reports!

LYRICS AND SONGS – COMMISSIONED FOR THE PROJECT

Lyrics inspired by Cambridge’s past have been specially composed by the poet Michael Rosen and CBBC’s Horrible-Histories songwriter, Dave Cohen. The lyrics have been arranged for our ‘Railway Singers’ by the Music Director, Mario Satchwell, and by the Music Arranger for the project, Bethany Kirby.  Movement sessions will be led by Rebecca Powell with support from Angharad Walter, Performing Art Instructors at Cambridge Stagecoach.

STARTS ON THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER WITH SINGING & A SOCIAL

The first session starts next Thursday (21st September) from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at St Philip’s Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN; and afterwards there will be a social from 8.30pm-9.30pm or so when we will walk around the corner to view the art studio of Harry Gray, the sculptor of the ‘Romsey R’ where Historyworks will provide free refreshments for the social, including beer from the local Calverley’s Brewery, apple juices from the Cambridge Organic Food Company, cakes from Fen Ditton, crisps from Corkers of Ely!

SESSIONS ARE FREE! YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ONE OR ALL!!

There will be gospel and soul numbers, folk songs and much more!!  The Railway Singers will meet this Autumn and perform at the Mill Road Winter Fair from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday 2nd December,  starting with a concert in St Philip’s Church and if weather permits, parading four blocks to sing by the railway-inspired sculpture of the ‘Romsey R’ when it is unveiled by the artists, Harry Gray and Will Hill on the corner of Mill Road and Cavendish Road!

We look forward to hopefully seeing you on the 21st September (but don't worry if you miss it, you are very welcome to join us for any/all of the later sessions, just come to whichever ones you can make!) grin 

For further details please visit http://www.creatingmycambridge.com/events/2017/09/01/rhythm-rhymes-railways/

All good wishes,

Helen (and the rest of the Historyworks team)

Posted by historyworks on 14th September 2017.