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People of Partington show their creative side
THE people of Partington are to bring their experiences to the stage in Hip Opera: Partington Stories.
Despite the title, the project features a range of different art forms, ranging from music to poetry and film to photography in a bid to let the people of the area show off their talents.
It has come about thanks to the work of Boombox Studios, a community arts facility in Partington, and a subsidary of Seed Studios based at BlueSci in Old Trafford.
Musician Steve Clancy, who is involved in the running of Boombox, has been commissioned to write a soundtrack for the show which will be performed at Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre in July.
Anne-Marie Crowley, the treasurer at Boombox, said the first part of the show’s title has more to do with a 70s dance craze rather than tenors and sopranos.
She said: “The original meaning of the term hip hop was about people’s expression about the neighbourhood they lived in. It’s using it in it’s original term.”
Anne-Marie said she has been impressed by the amount of creativity among Partington residents.
She said: “It’s about people being able to show their own creative side and get involved in things that they would not normally be doing. Getting involved in writing poetry, taking that further and putting music to it. My own personal view is everybody’s creative - they just need the outlet”
The production will feature up to 25 performers and the ages range from 10 to 70 and Anne-Marie is hoping the area’s “growing African community” will also get involved.
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