UHBW Song Commission
As part of 2021 Weston Arts + Health Week, the UHBW Arts & Culture Team commissioned a song to accompany Luke Jerram's reflective installation, In Memoriam. This song for In Memoriam, titled We Are One, was scored by Bristol Composer David Ogden and formed from reflective conversations with UHBW staff who worked closely with COVID-19 patients.
We are One was shared for the first time by the UHBW NHS Choir amongst the flags of In Memoriam during Weston Arts + Health Week.
"Who is who? Who are you? Who am I?
What can I do?
When there's a job to be done,
We are one."
Credit: Sally Low
We are now collecting recordings of UHBW voices in preparation for a We Are One video, and would love colleagues from all over UHBW to contribute their voices.
Choreography and Composition
As part of Culture Weston and UHBW's Arts + Health week 2021, we were thrilled to present a performance from Studio Wayne McGregor + dancers from Weston College with local dancers on Weston beach. Dancers from the internationally acclaimed Studio Wayne McGregor, local dancers and dance students from Weston College created a performative response to Luke Jerram’s In Memoriam artwork that explored how we relate to bodies - ours and others - following the experiences of the past 18 months. The performance, which also involved wider members of the community was an elemental and cathartic dance experience.
This piece was performed to the soundtrack A Moment in Time, originally commissioned by Bristol Old Vic composed by Dan Jones and featuring the talents of Grant Marshall (Massive Attack), Stew Jackson (writer/producer Massive Attack), Adrian Utley (Portishead), trombonist Liz Purnell, poet Vanessa Kisuule and cellist Drew Morgan.