We were thrilled to start the year with a FREE Concert series in All Saints Shooters Hill. The concert was a Spanish themed event and featured opera excerpts and Spanish songs with international soloists. It was an absolute triumph and we were touched and thrilled by the feedback from our local community - many whom had never heard opera before. We managed to just about cover our costs and then received a couple of unexpected donations which helped us to break even. Based on the success of it we have planned two further concerts on 30 April and 25 June. We are inspired to continue sharing our gifts and building an opera audience within this community.
In January and May we held two ArtsPR workshops where we had more than 20 participants. Glasgow based company ArtspR directors Jane Nicolson and Vicky Pitchers introduced the concepts of PR, Marketing campaigns, Professional profiling and Social media from singers to orchestra managers and opera company start ups. Both days were brimming with enthusiasm, ideas and a sense of positivity and understanding about managing one's own PR.