Come Together – A Creative Community

Come Together – A Creative Community

Join our Come Together creative community!

We are forming a creative community of people who are interested in working together using music, words, movement and theatre to make new connections across generations, share ideas and experiences and tell the stories of what is important to them. We meet regularly online (and in person when this is possible again), and work with a team of experienced leaders, and with visiting guest artists from across Saffron Hall’s programme.

We are accepting applications to join at any time and you will be invited to join a session as and where appropriate. Absolutely no prior experience or special skills are necessary and the sessions will be fully inclusive for everyone.

Our first project of 2021 ran online, from January to March, with Theatre Director, Rachel Yates, composer Sam Glazer and musicians from Saffron Hall’s resident orchestra Britten Sinfonia across six weeks, finishing with an online sharing event on 10th March 2021. Across the six weeks the community explored the theme of Connection, creating artwork including poetry, drawing, painting and song-writing both as a group and as individuals. The project culminated in the creation of a film, Tune In – which features music, images, words and movement created by the community during the project which you can watch here

Come Together is A Saffron Hall project, co-produced with Orchestras Live, with support from Essex County Council and Arts Council England. Also supported by Uttlesford District Council. In Partnership with Britten Sinfonia.

To register your interest*

Click here to complete the online registration form

*Please note: we will accept applications at any time and get in touch with information about joining the group.

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the project further drop us an email at come.together@saffronhall.com and speak to project coordinator Katie.

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Donate to Come Together

Make a donation to give money directly to support the future development of the Come Together Community

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For participants

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Come Together resources for participants

You need to be part of our creative community to access these resources, for more info email: come.together@saffronhall.com

Visit Come Together resources page


 

Previous projects

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Watch the Come Together: Tune In film

This short film explores creations from members of the Come Together community on the theme of connection

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The Lost Letters

Lost Letters was a 2019 Saffron Hall project, offered in partnership with Orchestras Live and in association with Britten Sinfonia, Creative Walden, Fairycroft House, MIND in West Essex and Uttlesford District Council.

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Participant feedback from The Lost Letters

“I felt valued and as if my voice was heard… and all the while I could feel the total support from the other participants and the creative team. It is something I will never forget (and am hoping will continue as the benefits have been immense – it has been like stealth therapy.)”

“I for one feel as if something deep inside me has been rekindled. Something I haven’t felt since I was a child. I still have something to offer and a voice to be heard”

“This project seems to have reached part of me that the others just haven’t managed to… that Heineken moment, which just shows my age. Something creative, exploratory, disciplined, but above all, something done in conjunction with likeminded people.”

“Something changed when I left Junior School. That feeling of freedom and that anything was possible and that confidence in myself seemed to be hidden away. For many years it has been looking for a voice and I think that it just might have found one.”

“I had not been involved in any dance, music or drama since school and even then these were not my main interests… However, I am so glad that I got involved! The project has given me the opportunity to meet new people, try out new things and experience a really supportive collaborative atmosphere”

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