December 25, 2014 in Events

Green Close’s Global Arts Village supports


A Swedish Concert of traditional music & dance

Accompanied by the Lakeland Fiddlers

In Melling Institute Monday 5th May 8pm (doors open 7.30pm) A Swedish Cultural Journey: listen and learn with Josefina Paulson Saturday 3rd May 10-12pm. Suitable for everyone from age 6+

Green Close is setting off on another creative journey to explore the wonderful cultural heritage existing within rural communities around the world… Over the next few years we aim to work with village groups to focus on what makes living in the Lune Valley so very special, (not only from our beloved Melling) but also from other rural communities around the globe… we will be exploring how we can learn from each other and share our heritage creatively. To help us step back, reflect and connect with other rural communities we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting some creative arts events in May in partnership with the Scandimoot Festival ( Josefina Paulson will be leading an open community workshop, whilst also taking part in a frenzy of Scandinavian folk dance and music to mark the end of the festival itself here in Melling. Josephina is originally from Västmanland, Sweden She has a bachelor of music from The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and plays the traditional Nyckelharpa.

She was described as the winner of the presitigious ‘Bror Hjorth Scholarship’ in 2011 by the jury as “technically brilliant, very committed performance on the nyckelharpa with both the preservation of cultural traditions and a gentle personal and creative rejuvenation”. One of her greatest passions is the energy and movement of popular dance fiddle music.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Concert Tickets £8 adults £5.00 children, Licensed Bar - Swedish food will be available in the interval. Workshop tickets £2 per adult £1 per child (including tea/coffee/ juice & biscuit) For tickets, or further information about the concert or workshop kindly contact Green Close Tel 015242 21233 And