Saturday 13 July saw blind and partially sighted children take part in a RNIB music workshop on the set of family opera “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in Holland Park.
The workshop gave the children, who have a range of sight conditions, the opportunity to feel the costumes and props that will be used in the show and to meet some of the cast and crew.
As well as performing music from the opera, which includes the classical iTunes hit “I flew high in my dreams”, the children had the opportunity to compose their own song. Under the expert guidance of Stephanie Bosworth (who plays Dormouse in the production), the children were able to perform their original material to an accompaniment of feet-stamping and hand-clapping that give the music a unique character.
Read for RNIB Day
The event is part of the Read for RNIB campaign, an annual fundraising event which this year will take place on Friday 11 October.
Characters such as Dormouse from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” play a central role in the Read for RNIB Day campaign, which aims to raise vital funds to help make books accessible for blind and partially sighted people.
You can help us change the story for blind and partially sighted readers by signing up for a Read for RNIB fundraising pack and start planning your own Alice in Wonderland themed event.
Alice the Opera
Performance schedules and ticket purchases for Alice the Opera can be found on the Opera Holland Park website.
The Read for RNIB team will be collecting at each performance so please do come along and say hello to us at our stand.Return to news listings page