Dark Clouds project nominated for award

Sinfonia Viva and Tom Dale Company have been nominated in the Lottery Good Causes Awards for our work Dark Clouds about the mental, emotional and physical effects WW1 had on veterans and their families.

The productions involved 470 professional and non-professional performers aged between eight and 80. They took place in Derby, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, East Lindsey and Scunthorpe.


Participants took part in ‘inspiration days’ to help them with ideas for the music and dance, involving visiting a replica war trench, a museum, taking part in a marching drill and  reflecting on letters written by families to their loved ones during the war.

Primary school teacher Evie Cryer said pupils who took part in one of the productions have gained confidence and an appreciation of classical music, and some have gone on to take music lessons.

Find out more about the work of Sinfonia Viva.