Projects

Grand Union excels at spectacular shows featuring professional performers, but we also produce similar work with amateur and student performers, often custom-tailored to local needs, and including participatory workshops and education activities.

These pages describe a variety of such projects past and present. Many of them provide a useful model or template that can be replicated or developed elsewhere with similar participants or to suit different local circumstances and conditions.

GRAND UNION VOICES (originally World Choir) and BAND OFF THE WALL (street band)
Inter-generational participation projects in North/East London.

YOUTH ORCHESTRA
GUYO celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017. and is still going strong!

BENGAL TO BETHNAL GREEN
A monthly series of performances featuring Bengali artists.

MUSIC UNTAMED
A performance project for young musicians exploring music from around the world.

THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES
Introducing children and families to the musicians of the Grand Union Orchestra and their instruments.

PROJECTS ABROAD
.We have toured many of our shows, and replicated these projects in France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Australia and elsewhere.

Details of SONG OF CONTAGION, a project funded by the Wellcome Trust, can be found on our Shows page.

...and of our flagship participatory show UNDREAM'D SHORES

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