In March 2014 four disabled and non-disabled artists from across the UK visited Springwood Heath Primary School in Liverpool for a week-long cross-arts residency. The aim of the residency was to create a unique version of Hansel & Gretel that would be written in just a week by nineteen disabled and non-disabled pupils aged between 7 and 10. The four Drake Music Associates, Jon Hering, Ruth Montgomery, Mike Heath and Katie O’Brien led workshops on assistive music technology; music and composition; drama and scriptwriting; and set design respectively.
This short film by Hafsah Naib tracks the residency and documents its impact on all involved.
Throughout 2014 Drake Music is celebrating its 20th year. #DM20
Funded by Arts Council England Catalyst Fund and Ctel LTD.