In the last three weeks, the New Paths team has been working in conjunction with Frederick Holmes School in Hull for children with severe physical disabilities and those with profound and multiple needs. Hollywood composer David Buckley has written a new piece, Viking Voyage, especially for this project, which has seen New Paths artists Alexandra Caldon, Alex Caldon, John Slack and Libby Burgess working alongside the Freddie’s students. Co-ordinated by Mark Pybus and Patrick Plunkett, the project has been an inspiration for all involved.
The whole school has been involved with Viking-themed work and activities this term, and a performance to staff and students took place last week. The piece will be performed publically at 4pm on Saturday 7th April, at Toll Gavel United Church, as part of the Musical Takeover of Beverley – an entire day of free events.
The project was featured on BBC Radio Humberside‘s Breakfast show, after presenter Lizzie Rose visited a rehearsal at Freddie’s. Here she is chatting to the people involved and previewing the music: