Invisible Folk Arts Council Grant – ‘Grace Will Lead Me Home’

The Invisible Folk club is delighted to announce that it has obtained its fourth Arts Council Grant and will be working with the Cowper & Newton Museum to create a six month project.

The project is in three stages:

  • Firstly to interview subject matter experts. Podcast conversations have been recorded Tom Jones, James Walvin, curator Marylynn Rouse, musicologist Martin Clarke and folk singer and activist Judy Collins. (Follow the Invisible Folk club link at the bottom to listen to the podcasts). Invisible Folk will also hold focus groups to see what people know about slavery today.
  • The second phase will bring together Angeline MorrisonCohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne and Jon Bickley to visit the Cowper & Newton Museum and to write new songs and tunes inspired by the life of John Newton, the Olney Hymns and Slave Trade.
  • The final stage will be a performance of the new songs in concert at the Cowper & Newton Museum (June 2023). We’ll be joined by the Fusion Choir, a diverse children’s choir from the Queen’s Park district of Bedford.

Keep an eye on our “What’s On” page for details about the live music performance at the Cowper & Newton Museum in June 2023.

For further information about invisible folk and this project please visit: Grace will lead me home (invisiblefolk.com)

 

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