Grays Convent students make props for Royal Opera House

THE Royal Opera House has been working with Year 10 students from Grays Convent School to make animal headdresses for a production of Benjamin Britten’s opera Noye’s Fludde.

Royal Opera House practitioner and artist Lucy Griffiths has worked with the girls to design and make lightweight headdresses to represent the animals rescued in the ark including lions, monkeys, pigs, sheep, bears, cats and lots of different birds. The production will take place in France in January 2015 and in Cambridgeshire in March.

Ms Varney, Head of art at Grays Convent School said ‘We are privileged to have the Royal Opera House Production Workshop in Thurrock and to be invited to take part in their community art projects. The Year 10 GCSE vocational art pupils have enjoyed the challenge of working to a ‘live brief’.

Noye’s Fludde is part of the ACT network, selected under the European cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England, co-funded by the ERDF.

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