By KLTV Newsdesk –
Dewsbury-based arts organisation Manasamitra has secured funding from Arts Council England to launch a new global project, TERRARIUM, and is calling for local community groups to get involved.
Working with communities in Kirklees and India, TERRARIUM has the overarching environmental theme of water, and the impact that a surfeit or deficit of water has on climate change and human experience.
Drawing on experiences and stories from community groups in both countries, Manasamitra’s artistic director, Supriya Nagarajan, will lead an international company of artists to create a music event to complete the project.
The performance, MELTWATER, will be held at Dewsbury Town Hall on Friday 2 December.
‘Bringing People Together’
Commenting on the project Supriya, an internationally acclaimed Carnatic singer and composer, said: “I am delighted to be working with communities in both my current home of Dewsbury and my homeland of India, bringing individuals together around the common themes of human experiences with water.
“We may live in different locations, meet different people and have different experiences, but our connection to water and the elements unites us.
“I hope that with this project we can highlight the incredible communities, cultures and creativity within Dewsbury and create opportunities for shared dialogue, ideas and conversations.”
Also working on TERRARIUM are:
- Duncan Chapman – distinguished soundscape artist, musician and creative collaborator based in Gainsborough
- Satnam Galsian – Leeds-based musician, community outreach liaison and former mentee of Supriya’s Women Composer Mentoring Project
- Lucy Nolan – award winning harpist and creative collaborator from Derbyshire
- Simon Limbrick – marimba player who regularly performs with renowned musical quartet, Apartment House
- Karin De Fleet – Belgian flutist and regularly collaborator of Manasamitra
Already signed up for the project are Dewsbury and Heckmondwike ESOL groups and the knitting group, Heavenly Handmade.
If you are an artist or community group that would like to get involved or find out more information, please contact Jacqueline Greaves on email@example.com.
Tickets can be booked via: www.manasamitra.com/meltwater.