Coastal Arts & Opera

A tour of free opera screenings and cultural participation

With particular focus on isolated coastal communities, Opera for All works in collaboration with local authorities and cultural organisations across Thanet, Grimsby, Skegness and Somerset. The programme delivers free public screenings of performances from Garsington Opera, alongside a wider programme of participatory learning sessions for schools and adult groups aiming to promote, develop and sustain cultural opportunity in each area.

Opera for All is a partnership between Garsington Opera, the charitable trust Magna Vitae, and the Coastal Communities Alliance, and is supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

What is Opera For All?

Opera for All will be presenting full length and chaptered screenings of Garsington Opera’s Eugene Onegin across these four coastal areas. Screenings are FREE and open to anyone.

Skegness SO Festival Saturday 2 July 12.30pm Nr Boating Lake
Ramsgate Ramsgate Festival Saturday 23 July 2.30 & 6pm Ramsgate Beach
Burnham on Sea Bridgwater & District Opera in the Park Saturday 20 August 6pm APEX Park
Grimsby Opera at Central Hall Thursday 29 September 1.00 & 7pm Grimsby Central Hall
All screenings are informal so feel free to bring picnics, blankets, your chosen company, and possibly either sun cream or an umbrella depending on the venue!
Please email here for further information.

Garsington Opera

Garsington Opera gives performances of great artistic quality in a setting of extraordinary natural beauty in Buckinghamshire. In partnership with Magna Vitae, Garsington Opera was commissioned in 2015 by the Arts Council England to deliver an exciting programme of free opera across the country.

The programme offers people the opportunity to see opera for the first time. It supports high-quality learning and cultural experience through participatory workshops for all ages, facilitated by professional artistic teams.

Magna Vitae

Magna Vitae aims to enable more people to be physically and culturally active, more often.

As a Charitable Trust serving East Lindsey Magna Vitae provides a range of cultural, leisure and health related facilities and services that allow local people to lead a great life. It aims to sustain a thriving culture and leisure business encouraging innovation and expansion to maximise opportunities for the community. Magna Vitae is a Partner to East Lindsey District Council.

Arts Council England

Many areas of England provide few opportunities to attend and participate in the arts. They may be geographically isolated or suffer from a lack of local artists and arts organisations.

We believe that everyone has the right to experience and be inspired by the art, so we want to transform the opportunities open to people in these places.

Coastal Opera

As a membership organisation, the Coastal Communities Alliance (CCA) provides a shared network of support for local authorities and organisations across coastal areas of the UK which face socio-economic challenges.

As part of it’s vision, the CCA works with Opera for All to support the network of cultural provision in coastal areas, and plays an important role in identifying Opera for All’s areas of delivery and strategic partnership.

Photographs courtesy of: Sim Cannetty Clarke

Watch the Opera Live on… Skegness Beach on Saturday 2nd July @ 12.30pm

Join the conversation #opera4all

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BridgwaterArtsCentre BridgwaterArtsCentre @BridgwaterArts

If you’re coming along to #Opera4All’s wonderfull screening of Eugene Onegin, don’t forget your picnic blankets and suncream!

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Looping The Loop Looping The Loop @loopingthanet

full production of Eugene Onegin on the big screen starts 8pm. bring a picnic – Ramsgate Beach #opera4all – Love Passion Duty – exhilirating

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Lorraine Williams Lorraine Williams @_LorraineW

full production of Eugene Onegin on the big screen starts 8pm. bring a picnic – Ramsgate Beach #opera4all – Love Passion Duty – exhilirating

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Ramsgate Festival Ramsgate Festival @ramsgatefest

full production of Eugene Onegin on the big screen starts 8pm. bring a picnic – Ramsgate Beach #opera4all – Love Passion Duty – exhilirating

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Lorraine Williams Lorraine Williams @_LorraineW

all afternoon #opera4all tasters on the beach, short screenings on #bigscreen, fun activities, write a love letter, opera-oke and more!

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Ramsgate Festival Ramsgate Festival @ramsgatefest

all afternoon #opera4all tasters on the beach, short screenings on #bigscreen, fun activities, write a love letter, opera-oke and more!

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Looping The Loop Looping The Loop @loopingthanet

all afternoon #opera4all tasters on the beach, short screenings on #bigscreen, fun activities, write a love letter, opera-oke and more!

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Ramsgate Festival Ramsgate Festival @ramsgatefest

all afternoon #opera4all tasters on the beach, short screenings on #bigscreen, fun activities, make a fan, write a love letter, opera-oke

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Looping The Loop Looping The Loop @loopingthanet

all afternoon #opera4all tasters on the beach, short screenings on #bigscreen, fun activities, make a fan, write a love letter, opera-oke

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Lorraine Williams Lorraine Williams @_LorraineW

all afternoon #opera4all tasters on the beach, short screenings on #bigscreen, fun activities, make a fan, write a love letter, opera-oke

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Ramsgate Festival Ramsgate Festival @ramsgatefest

use the hashtag #opera4all if tweeting about today’s big opera takeover in Ramsgate dear friends – and pls support our kickstarter if u can

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Looping The Loop Looping The Loop @loopingthanet

today it’s all about the opera @ramsgatefest – tweet using #opera4all – and share your photos with @ramsgateweek Go Go Go! #excited

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BridgwaterArtsCentre BridgwaterArtsCentre @BridgwaterArts

Don’t miss a fun family evening out, with activities from 4:30pm, live performances from 5pm, and an opera from 6pm at Apex Park! #opera4all

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Looping The Loop Looping The Loop @loopingthanet

Thanks for another great rehearsal with the community chorus last night @jacklinbaritone @ramsgatefest @NatalieSoprano #opera4all 🎹🎵🎶

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Ramsgate Festival Ramsgate Festival @ramsgatefest

Loved the reaction to the #opera4all singers outside the @cupcakeandshop on Saturday. Excited about tonight… https://t.co/AnqckZKSkv

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BridgwaterArtsCentre BridgwaterArtsCentre @BridgwaterArts

#Opera4All are bringing opera to seaside towns, and Burnham-on-Sea is next on their list! Come along to Apex Park for a free family evening

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Looping The Loop Looping The Loop @loopingthanet

Hear @Littlehanberry Ramsgate #opera4all interview from yesterday! Thank you for the airtime and this link Paul! https://t.co/6xcLChqEBC

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