Streetwise Blog

A Concert of Hope to remember those who have died on the streets of Manchester

Street Requiem is an opportunity to experience sheer beauty, profound melancholy, and absolute hope and joy.

How music is helping our performers change their lives

Our Impact Report 2017-2018 details the difference that our work is making in the lives of our performers.

The powerful magic of Streetwise Opera — a review of Tell Me The Truth About Love

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson, from our Manchester programme, reviews our Tyneside #LoveOpera, Tell Me The Truth About Love.

Apply now to Streetwise Opera’s Composers in Residence scheme

We will commission five composers to develop short operatic choruses that will be dramatised by our performers in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Teesside and Tyneside.

Developing leadership skills at Macquarie

Sarah Hardie, our Director of Development, and Lucinda Meredith, our Progression Manager, write about how Streetwise Opera performers developed leadership skills while working with participants of the Macquarie Director Programme:

Streetwise Opera are a long-term strategic grant partner of the Macquarie Group Foundation and in 2018 we delivered a project for the Macquarie Director Programme for the fourth time, giving associate directors the opportunity to exchange skills with our participants to enrich the leadership journeys they were undertaking on the programme.

Improving wellbeing and increasing social inclusion by providing opportunities to access arts and cultural activities

Lucinda Meredith, Progression Manager for Streetwise Opera, writes about the opportunities that we are creating for our participants:

At Streetwise we have established a range of Progression pathways that enable participants to access a program of cultural activities within their communities.