Starting on Monday 19 October, the Inside Out Festival demonstrates the diverse talents of Trinity Laban students, staff and community groups.
Established in 2009, the festival, curated by The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) in association with Times Higher Education, aims to highlight the broad contribution that London’s higher education institutions make to the capital’s cultural scene.
This year, the festival launches with a unique choral event led by Trinity Laban vocal professor Peter Knapp. Peter’s lively workshop Singing Inside Out is aimed at both students and staff from TCCE organisations as well as members of the public. Starting at 11am, it offers participants the chance to explore music by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and more, and culminates in a 7pm performance entitled The Opera, directed and presented by Peter.
Also partaking in the Inside Out Festival is Trinity Laban’s combined music and dance performance group, All Singing All Dancing!. The group, which forms part of Trinity Laban’s programme for the over 60s, Retired not Tired, presents its latest work Lifestream at Greenwich Dance from 1:30-3pm on 22 October.
Over the last six months, led by vocalist and composer Natasha Lohan and dance artist Donna Ford, the group has developed a multimedia performance piece based on the theme of water. Lifestream explores ideas of the life cycle and of creative ‘flow’, and is shaped by movement and music devised by the group, and by a range of texts selected and written by group members. The event includes a performance of the piece followed by a presentation and critical discussion facilitated by Dr Kate Wakeling, Research Fellow of Trinity Laban.
Singing Inside Out and Lifestream are both open events and free for anyone to attend. Please register through the Inside Out Festival website.