THE New Year is starting on a high for Redditch’s Indigo Arts after 2017 ended with Tesco customers dancing in the aisles to them.
The all singing and dancing artistic organisation raised more than £800 from generous Tesco customers and a further £96 from appreciative shoppers when they stepped in at the last minute for an impromptu performance in the Kingfisher Centre on December 23.
All the money raised will go to further their arts activities in 2018 which start with their musicmaker workshops on January 8.
Indigo’s Cathy Moss said: “This is an exciting year for our younger musicmaker performers as they begin to rehearse in earnest for our production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jnr, which they will be performing at another of our Pop Up venues at the end of March.
“We have spaces for new members in these workshops, and all will get to take part in the production, so anyone interested should get in touch now. Anyone can come along and try a session out for free!”
New to Indigo this year is their new O25 workshop leader, Nikki Genner, who takes over from founder member Malcolm Carlton.
Cathy added: “Nikki, has a wealth of experience in community arts and music and is poised to continue them to even more spectacular things!”
Vocal Ink continues with poet Jess Davies who will continue her mission to get Redditch writing creatively.
Her fun and informal classes are on Monday afternoons every other week.
There are also spaces available on Indigo’s popular Take 2 performing arts workshops for adults with learning difficulties, who finished last term with their highly successful performance of ‘An Unnatural Disaster’.
Indigo also has plans for more workshops and activities based in their Kingfisher Centre home the Arts Lab, as well as their Pop Up Venues throughout the shopping centre. These will include musical, arts and crafts events, with more performances from their acclaimed IndigoCo performance group.
Meanwhile their amazing girl harmony group, The Violettes, will continue to support the charity which manages them.
“Indigo is phenomenally grateful to all those who continue their support, and for all the wonderful shoppers who donated at Tesco and in the Kingfisher Centre in the run up to Christmas, to kickstart our new year,” said Cathy.
Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Cathy Moss on firstname.lastname@example.org