Stravaganza are wishing for the moon

Jacqui Wilde of Stravaganza receiving a Stefan, Naomi, Donal and Laura students from University of Ulster Creative Arts who were on placement with Strvanganza. (0305JB90)

Jacqui Wilde of Stravaganza receiving a Stefan, Naomi, Donal and Laura students from University of Ulster Creative Arts who were on placement with Strvanganza. (0305JB90)

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Inspired Derry charity Stravaganza will benefit from a recent fundraising concert at Sandinos, as the proceeds were donated courtesy of its organisers, Naomi, Laura, Donal and Stephan - University of Ulster students who were on placement with the arts and disability charity.

The four students from University of Ulster’s School of Creative Arts had assisted on the audio-visual project ‘Wishing for the Moon’ and organised the event at Sandinos - raising money during an eclectic display of music which had its audience calling out for more!

Performers played a range of musical sets ranging from traditional through folk and indie to jazz improvisation. Members of the audience also had the opportunity to win an impressive array of prizes.

Stravaganza’s Jaci Wilde said of the event: “The music was incredible, and we are grateful to Laura, Stephan, Donal and Naomi for persuading so many talented students to perform for us on the night.”

The money raised by the students will contribute to the purchase of accessible music technology equipment.

Stravaganza deliver an annual programme of inclusive arts. Stravaganza engage participants in an inclusive, creative process of reciprocal learning, bringing together people with and without disabilities to work together towards shared artistic goals. All work produced is shown in mainstream venues enabling participants to be seen, heard, valued and recognised.

For more, see: www.stravaganzaproductions.com