We have launched another round of our competition to write new songs for Fidel the musical (deadline 3rd April 2016). The competition is free to enter. Check out the ‘Song Themes’ tab to see which songs we still need. We may extend the deadline till 24th July 2017 for selected song categories if we still need more songs.
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/
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 →