Sweet Sounds in Wild Places, Scottish Opera’s 21/22 community project, worked with music, creative writing, film, and photography to empower those identifying as female who have been struggling with various life and work challenges during lockdown. The project helped build creative skills as well as increasing self-confidence and self-expression through engagement with the arts.
Inspired by Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor, the workshops explored loneliness, isolation, and lack of empowerment as well as the impact, for good and bad, that landscape and environment can have on mental health and well-being.
‘...it’s asked me to look at deeper aspects of myself… speaking about it in a group environment has actually been quite cathartic. And I think it’s got it out of me instead of being stuck in me.’
— Participant, Sweet Sounds in Wild Places
After creative workshops in Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022, the participants’ original art will be on display throughout the 2022/23 season at venues in the Borders, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Venues will be announced on the Scottish Opera website.
Kindly supported by The Cruden Foundation and Scottish Opera's Education Angels