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10/05/2021

Two by Two at Shipston Proms in June

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Students in year 8 at Shipston High School help prepare for the Shipston community production of Noye’s Fludde which will be shown during Shipston Proms this summer.

Mouse Artwork by Rhianna Barnwell

The students put their current project on hold to help produce masks for this classic opera by Benjamin Britten. Year 8 have been working on modelling projects where they have all show excellent sculpting skills using recyclable materials such as cereal boxes, plastic bottles and yoghurt pots and were chosen to help produce props for those involved in the production at Shipston Primary School.

 Fox Artwork by Abel Wilson

Each mask depicts the animals which were lead, two by two, onto the ark by Noye, or Noah which you may be more familiar with, where they wait out the storm and for the dove to return with the olive branch.

During Shipston Proms 2013, three productions of this opera will be shown to celebrate the Britten Centenary; a celebration of the life and music of composer, Benjamin Britten, 1913 – 1976.

This classic production has been a wonderful project for Shipston, bringing together a number of groups from the local community where amateur of all ages perform amongst professionals. Participants include Shipston Primary and High Schools, Shipston Proms 2013, Orchestra of the Swan, the Amateur Dramatic Society, Shipston Town Council, the Town Band, Cantamus, the Music Society, Shipston Community Arts and individual local musician.

Tiger Artwork by Billy Dingle

Tickets for Noye’s Fludde on Friday 28 June, 7.30pm, Saturday 29 June, 3pm and 6pm, priced at £7 (adults) and £1 (under 16 years of age), are available from R Clarke Electrical Services, 27 High Street, Shipston-On-Stour, tel: 01608 661394.

Orchestra of the Swan

Civic Hall, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU

01789 267567

www.orchestraoftheswan.org

Source: Orchestra of the Swan

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