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Composer and Poplar Union announce online musical for kids bored during lockdown

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 May 2020

East London-born composer Jonathan Pease and Poplar Union have launched an online musical project for the lockdown age called Shipwreck. Picture: Paolo Fiorentini

East London-born composer Jonathan Pease and Poplar Union have launched an online musical project for the lockdown age called Shipwreck. Picture: Paolo Fiorentini

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The composer Jonathan Pease, alongside charity Poplar Union, have launched an online musical project to get kids singing during lockdown.

‘Shipwreck’ was originally written by the east London-born composer in 2016 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St Luke’s School on the Isle of Dogs.

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The musical is about a group of prisoners stuck on a ship during the Roman Empire, who, despite severe storms, end up safe and sound after a crash landing in Malta.

Jonathan hopes to bring the themes of captivity, hope and escape to life, particularly relevant given the current situation.

Children from years 3-6 are invited to learn the musical at home via videos posted online, and at the end of lockdown, to take part in a two-day live workshop and performance, all completely free of charge.

To take part, visit the following link or email Jonathan at eastlondonchildrenschoir@gmail.com.


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