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'It Started with a Penny' - Flash Mob performance

October 2016

It’s not every day you get asked to make a ‘flash mob’ exploring the culture of philanthropy. We had great fun working with students from Solent University and Totton College creating a lively 8 minute piece exploring the stories of some of Britain’s greatest givers.

'It Started with a Penny' - Flash Mob performance

The philanthropists we chose to celebrate were Lord Cadbury who created Bourneville village for his workers, Lord Nuffield who paid for an iron lung in every hospital, and the lesser known Davies sisters who pioneered Music and Art therapy for sick soldiers long before 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’ became a ‘thing’.

The students performed beautifully at The Great Hall, Winchester. The audience of museums and heritage professionals were duly surprised by the unannounced eruption of singing and action - just as we had hoped!

This project was commissioned by The Funding Practice for a 'Culture of Philanthropy' training and development event.

 





In rehearsal at Totton College - singing practice
In rehearsal at Totton College - reworking the Highwaymen from The Beggar's Opera
In rehearsal - Give us your money!
In rehearsal - 18th century mobsters
In rehearsal - telling the story of Cadbury ... housing, schools and free chocolate for everyone!
In rehearsal - recreating Bourneville
In rehearsal - Introducing Lord Nuffield
In Rehearsal - an iron lung for every hospital!
A quick run-through at The Great Hall, Winchester



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