Philo Sophia

  • 02 Jun 2019
  • Old Print Works, Birmingham

You are invited to a day of music, creativity, practical advice and feminine wisdom, although it is very much for all genders! The curator and main artist for the concert is Eleanor Turner and the featured artists are Caroline Trutz (above, coloratura soprano) and Sam Hickman (next pic). 

Thanks to the generosity of Camac Harps Telynau Vining's sponsorship, there is now a fantastic student rate of £30 for the full day including the concert. The other rates still offer incredible value!

£45 for the whole day per person (age 15+)
£25 for Workshop 2 and concert (age 13+) Workshop 2 is a workshop on composing, with emphasis on the harp, with Liz Johnson.
£10 concert tickets and Under 18s go free (there may well be colourful language so please use discretion when bringing children) Please ensure your place by booking in advance via Eventbrite, click here.

The Booking Form is on my website eleanorturner.biz/philo-sophia.php

Unique points about the day:

It’s for all musicians - professional, student, amateur, harpists, other instrumentalists, singers, composers and electronic/computer musicians. You simply need passion and a desire to share knowledge.

1pm onwards there is a friendly, productive ‘networking lunch’ picnic hosted by fantastic singer, harpist and all round entertainer Sam Hickman from Cardiff (via Texas!)

2.30-4pm Learn about and through Hildegard, with Caroline Trutz (coloratura soprano) and Eleanor Turner in a workshop about creativity, motivation, upping your game, project planning, receiving and asking for money as a professional, and much more.

4-5.30pm Composing (emphasis on harp) with Liz Johnson.

7pm Drinks in the Courtyard, during which Sam Hickman will record the following day's episode of her gripping podcast 'Hyper Local Celebrity' - you could be interviewed if you would like to appear in her podcast!

8pm Concert of female composers only, from 9th century Kassia to 21st Century Bjork. World Premieres by Lauren Scott and Harriet Adie, UK premiere by Brandee Younger and music by Nicky Grant, Gwenllian Llyr, Henriette Renie, Hildegard von Bingen, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Ruth Lee and of course Sam Hickman.

Please check out my many social media posts about this event and so much more @eleanorstrings

I really hope to see you there on Sunday 2nd June. Don't hesitate to ask me any questions about this amazing, new and unique event. It's a one off and has never been tried before, so if you need more clarification about whether it's for you and what you might get from it, just drop me a line at info@eleanorturner.com or on 07811444935

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