Workshops on Wednesday allowed the music and writing groups and artists to continue creating and revising their pieces.
Local resident and music participant Delia gives us an update on her group’s progress:
“I arrived on Monday really unsure about what to expect, but I knew that even if I had to make the tea, I wasn’t going to miss this chance of a lifetime.
“I sing in a choir normally and we sing for our health and joy, but I’ve never done any creative composition like this before, and it’s absolute magic. We’re putting together songs by writing words, creating sentences and trying to find the best melodies to present our messages. We’re working on three quite nice pieces; one is about the battle of the sea, one is about Lowestoft harbour and a fisherman, and the last one is about the lifeboatmen working to save lives.
“There’s a lot of history behind the pieces that people may not know or have heard before, so this is a chance for us to share the history with them. I’m absolutely looking forward to performing them on Friday.”
After only one more day of workshops to practise these pieces on Thursday, these original songs, along with poems written by the creative writing groups, will be performed in two performances on Friday: at 1.00pm aboard the Mincarlo Trawler and at 6.45pm outside the Marina Theatre, ahead of the RPO’s sea-themed concert.
This project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Suffolk Community Foundation Michael Ben Howes Fund.