“Working from Home” Live Performance
3rd September 2021
“Working from Home”
A semi-staged concert
Performed by an electric voice theatre acapella quartet
Stroud Green Festival
Friday September 3rd, 7.30pm
Outdoors at Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green
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Image by Ryoko Tamura
Working from Home isn’t just a C21st lockdown phenomenon; it’s something women have been doing for centuries. In this light-hearted performance, a group of exceptional singer-actors take a side-ways look at the lives of some inspiring historic women composers, writers and scientists, revealing some unexpected stories of Working from Home.
Expect delightful folk song settings by IMOGEN HOLST; tall tales of foreign travel by MARY MAXWELL CAMPBELL (1812-1886); stirring anthems from ETHEL SMYTH (1858-1944) and ELIZA FLOWER (1803–1846); the poetry of C16th natural philosopher MARGARET CAVENDISH and C21st Scottish Gaelic Bard, SANDY NICDHÒMHNAILL JONES; Children’s Rounds by NICOLA LEFANU; a curious carcinological limerick, and a potpourri of musical fun, frolics and heartache by local composer FRANCES M LYNCH.
Featured scientists include: Florence Nightingale, statistician and nurse; Gulielma Lister, mycologist; Dr Isabella Gordon, marine biologist; Mary Anning, palaeontologist; Margaret Cavendish, natural philosopher
Working from Home is part of the Voices for the Future Project by Frances M Lynch
Supported by the Marchus Trust
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Created by electric voice theatre, Minerva Scientifica is a project that brings together professional performers with community musicians and school children. Together, we raise awareness of the rich heritage and deep connections between music and science, and inspire the next generation of future scientists.