Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 17:32

What:

Six hundred Cornish schoolchildren will join string musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in a performance of The Giant Bodelva, written and narrated by Angie Butler with music for the story by Peter Bone.

The event will start with a procession led by a willow giant created by Lanlivery County Primary School and artist Reg Payn.

Where:

Eden Project Visitor Centre and Arena

When:

Procession starts from Visitor Centre at 1:15pm; performance at Arena at 1:45pm on Thursday May 19.

Who:

Primary schools from across Cornwall have come together with Cornwall Learning Music, Resonate from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kernow Education Arts Partnership.

Schools performing are: Gorran, Tregony, Duloe, Lanlivery, Liskeard Hillfort, Tregadillett, St. Day & Carharrack, Newlyn, Nancledra, Werrington, Goonhavern, St. Minver, Boscastle, St.Teath, St Breward, Egloskerry, Kea, St.Issy, Kehelland, Calstock and Launceston.

Background:

Cornwall Learning Music teachers have been working with around 600 children through their Wider Opportunities music lessons to learn and create a musical programme with both Cornish and African influences. The main feature of the performance is the story of The Giant Bodelva.

This project is part of the Arts Offer to schools from Cornwall Learning, delivered by KEAP, and represents the second year of a partnership with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Cornwall supported by the Steel Charitable Trust and The Radcliffe Trust.

Contact:

Media attending should contact Angelina Lambourn on 07738 077818 or alambourn@edenproject.com

For more information about The Giant Bodelva project contact Helen Reynolds on 01872 275187, 07771 981094 or helen.reynolds@keap.org.uk

For information about the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and ‘Resonate’ contact Andrew Burn, Head of BSO Ensembles and Resonate, on 01202 644730 or

ABurn@bsorchestra.co.uk

For information about Cornwall Learning Music contact Karen Frost 07800 610623 or karen.frost@btinternet.com or Peter Bone peterboneuk@yahoo.com