The focus of this participatory music project is the stories of those who travel on the Tamar Valley Line – tourists, commuters, shoppers and families. Songs written about their travelling experiences will form the first part of a two-part concert. A group of asylum seekers and refugees who use the train regularly to come to the village hall in Calstock (to play table tennis) will also form a major part of the project. Their stories will form the basis of new work by composer Helen Porter and singer/song-writer Anna Batson, and will be performed in the second half of the concert.
Songs from a Small Train will give people the opportunity to explore their creative talents as musicians and singer song writers, building stronger links in the community, and an appreciation of the wealth of local talent.
This project will culminate in a premiere performance at the Calstock Jazz & Blues Festival 2014. It will include local writers, composers, singer-songwriters, singers including the Calstock Big Jazz Choir and people living in the Tamar Valley.
For further information about the project, contact Helen Porter
Tel: 01822 833668
Or visit website: http://calstockjazzfestival.co.uk/