Ten Pieces Prom


In 2018 Rosemary worked with English PEN as co-ordinator and writer for the Brave New Voices programme of creative writing and performance for young refugees and asylum-seekers across London. 

Brave New Voices performed as part of 2018's BBC Proms, in the Ten Pieces Prom, delivering Home, an original poem written with and directed by Rosemary, with Alice Guthrie as translator, performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

'The idea of home and homecoming was the focus of the night's most moving moment... due to the literary charity PEN, which has been helping refugee children to give voice to their experience of living in exile in the UK. Among them is the group of Syrian-born children who came on stage to give a remarkably assured recitation of a jointly-composed prose poem. It offered a moving description of the difficulties of life far from home...'  Ivan Hewett, Review, Telegraph 

For further on this exciting event, see this BBC News coverage.