Wye Valley River Festival 2016 - Page 21

River festival choir Music professionals and singers from the local communities came together at choirworkshops in Monmouth, Llandogo and Ross on Wye to create a cascade of sound for the River Festival. Helen Vincent from Singplicity and Ellie Holliday used their musical virtuosity to mould the singers, some who came from other choirs and some who had never sung in public before, into a Festival sound. They perform their watery repertoire at the Hereford launch, Monmouth and the Chepstow finale. www.singplicity.org Flags Artists Becky Prior and Faye Joines visited 11 schools across Monmouthshire,Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean, following up the Citizen Science work.They helped the students create large double-sided flags that referenced the water life around the Wye Valley. The designs were made using Cyanotype (also called blue/sun) printing which has created the fabulous Festival flags. www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk rebeccaprior.carbonmade.com sparkling spillin g These outreach projects involves countryside professionals from the Wye Valley AONB; Wye and Usk Foundation; Forestry Commission; Environment Agency; Gwent Wildlife Trust; Welsh Water; OPAL; Monmouthshire County Council; Herefordshire Wildlife Trust; Hewelsfield and Brockweir Parish Grasslands Project; Herefordshire Mammal Group and the Marine Conservation Society. Several of the schools involved in this outreach programme have a special Mini Serai visit from one of the travelling caravans; the Caravan of Fact and Wonder, the Caravan of Curiosities and Hydrosities, the Caravan of Myths and Legends and The River A&E Laboratory. If the entire world’s water were poured into a 4 litre jug, the fresh water available for us would equal only about one tablespoon