This year a series of AmaSing Arts workshops have been promoting not just music but other art forms in schools:

  • Music led by Andrew Smith a Manchester based Composer
  • Dance led by Julie Guile and Chloe Vickers from House of Dance
  • Drama led by Una Meehan 
  • Art led by David Wearing

The workshops were funded by a variety of sponsors including MBNA, The Philip Barker Creative Centre and The Ursula Keys Trust and have involved children from 37 primary schools, Education and Drama students from Chester University, Families and Elderly residents from Grosvenor Gardens Care Home in Chester and young and elderly patients in the Countess of Chester Hospital. A short film about some of the workshops has been created by Sam Riley at Canteen Creative Productions which will be shown at the concerts.

Art Work that has been produced by the different groups during the workshops and in schools will be displayed in an amazing gallery in The Garret Theatre in Storyhouse and has been put together by David Wearing. The art gallery has been sponsored by MBNA. Please come and see our fantastic work. 

During the music workshops different groups worked together with the support of composer Andrew Smith to create some unique songs in aid of charities supported and these will all be performed by over 1000 children at the AmaSing concerts. There are nine songs altogether including a song in aid of Dementia UK written by children and elderly people called “Once Upon a Time”.

This has also been sung by over 100 children along with a special dance piece created by House of Dance and was filmed by Capture Filming Services for Britain’s Got Talent in a workshop in January 2019. This film will be shown at the end of the concerts for you to enjoy.