The #peoplesopera

Northern Heartlands with Opera North

We manage the social media for arts organisation Northern Heartlands across their varied community projects featuring the #peoplesopera in 2020. This is the largest scale community opera to be performed in Durham, now subject to Covid-19 planning. Participants have shared their voices, stories, heritage and skills to create this unique opera. The high calibre, creative team includes the internationally acclaimed composer, Will Todd whose anthem, The Call of Wisdom, was performed at the Queens Diamond Jubilee and his arrangement of Amazing Grace was performed at President Obama’s Inauguration Day. The project includes workshops and various career development roles as well as four performances in 2020.

The award winning Northern Heartlands delivers community events and new initiatives as part of the Great Place Scheme. Rural and socially excluded communities are empowered through arts, culture and heritage events inviting their voices to influence policy and decisions about where they live. We delivered social media staff training following a risk assessment in order to support a sustainable, reliable, daily, digital presence. Our priority is to drive impact and reach of their important work despite the budget constraints that small organisations face.