Next term we plan to launch another round of our competition to write new songs for Fidel the musical (deadline 3rd April 2017). The competition will be free to enter. Like our Facebook page to be kept informed.
Our first ever performance of Fidel the musical went really well. Thanks to those who turned up and gave their feedback and to the wonderful cast and crew who put it together. We’ve summarised the feedback and you can access it here http://www.edshare.soton.ac.uk/16736/. We’d love to hear your views. Interesting suggestions included changing the title to Viva Cuba Libre and change the focus from just Fidel, to the Cuban revolution more generally. What do you think?
You can have see more songs from Fidel the musical at Leftfest on this Saturday 23rd July (between 2.45 and 3.45) at Southampton hub – seehttps://www.facebook.com/events/459815010890091/ Free entry and lots to see.
What a spectacular evening we had on Sunday! Many thanks to all those who participated or came along to watch. You can listen to the winning songs and see what the audience had to say about them here http://fidelthemusical.org/gala-event/
Book now for our X-factor style event on 24th January at the Turner Sims, Southampton when we will involve the audience in choosing the final songs for Fidel. There will be a panel of judges, Cuban cocktails, performance from top Cuban guitarist, extracts from the musical and live musical numbers. To book click on https://www.turnersims.co.uk/events/fidel-the-musical-gala-event/
click on ebay listing to bid for glass.
We managed to raise £2500 to workshop the musical at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in 2016 via crowd-funding but we didn’t manage to sell our revolutionary glass. Check out our ebay listing above to bid for it and all proceeds will go towards the workshop. https://southampton.hubbub.net/p/fidel-the-musical
Ever Wanted to Write a Musical? Now’s Your chance!
This is a free educational competition open to UK schools, colleges and universities. The project is about engaging students to compose and submit their own songs for ‘Fidel’ – a musical about Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution. We have outlined the plot and a brief for each song, and you can choose which songs you would like to work on. Each institution can submit their best 3 songs (see our competition tab for details). Deadline for submission is 6th November 2015 for the autumn term and 21st July 2015 for the summer term. Schools/colleges can have joint projects between music and other departments (e.g. English, history, politics, Spanish) for the lyrics. Early registration recommended – see log-in. Continue reading