Visual to Vocal

A new project for people living with dementia and their carers, in partnership with Dulwich Picture Gallery, Turtle Key Arts and Dulwich College

In 2015, ETO is collaborating once again with Dulwich Picture Gallery in ‘Visual to Vocal’, a project that sees us creating a new performance in response to paintings in the Gallery’s collection. The project is for people living with dementia and their carers, and takes place on consecutive weeks with a performance at the end.

This year, for the first time Visual to Vocal involves us creating a new short opera retelling the opening of the Picture Gallery nearly 200 years ago. It features a break-in, and a confrontation between fictional characters from the present with real characters from the past.

The composer is Rachel Leach and the writer/director is Tim Yealland. We are joined by students from Dulwich College and two young animateurs, as well as Raph Clarkson (trombone) and Abigail Gostick (mezzo soprano).

This is the latest in a highly successful series of projects delivered by the partnership of ETO, Turtle Key Arts and Dulwich Picture Gallery. It promises to be a special and powerful event.

There will be a pop-up performance by this year’s Visual to Vocal participants on Tuesday 23 June at 3.30pm at Dulwich Picture Gallery. All are welcome to attend: please click here for directions and visitor information.




A previous Visual to Vocal project in 2013 saw a set of songs written in response to the Gallery’s paintings, and performed on 12 December 2013 at Dulwich Picture Gallery itself (see video above). The composer for the 2013 workshops and performance was John Barber and the writer was Cheryl Moskowitz, with students from both Dulwich College and the Royal College of Music.

Showing At

  1. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    24th Oct 2013 - 1:30 pm
  2. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    31st Oct 2013 - 1:30 pm
  3. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    7th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm
  4. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    14th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm
  5. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    21st Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm
  6. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    28th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm
  7. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    5th Dec 2013 - 1:30 pm
  8. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    11th Dec 2013 - 1:30 pm
  9. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    12th Dec 2013 - 5:45 pm
  10. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    21st Apr 2015 - 1:30 pm
  11. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    28th Apr 2015 - 1:30 pm
  12. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    5th May 2015 - 1:30 pm
  13. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    12th May 2015 - 1:30 pm
  14. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    19th May 2015 - 1:30 pm
  15. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    26th May 2015 - 1:30 pm
  16. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    9th Jun 2015 - 1:30 pm
  17. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    16th Jun 2015 - 1:30 pm
  18. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    23rd Jun 2015 - 3:30 pm
  19. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    28th Jun 2015 - 5:00 pm
  1. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 24th Oct 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  2. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 31st Oct 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  3. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 7th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  4. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 14th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  5. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 21st Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  6. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 28th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  7. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 5th Dec 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  8. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 11th Dec 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  9. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 12th Dec 2013 - 5:45 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  10. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 21st Apr 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  11. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 28th Apr 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  12. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 5th May 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  13. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 12th May 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  14. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 19th May 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  15. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 26th May 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  16. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 9th Jun 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  17. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 16th Jun 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  18. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 23rd Jun 2015 - 3:30 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

  19. Dulwich Picture Gallery — 28th Jun 2015 - 5:00 pm

    Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 7AD

Showing At

  1. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    24th Oct 2013 - 1:30 pm
  2. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    31st Oct 2013 - 1:30 pm
  3. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    7th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm
  4. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    14th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm
  5. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    21st Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm
  6. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    28th Nov 2013 - 1:30 pm
  7. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    5th Dec 2013 - 1:30 pm
  8. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    11th Dec 2013 - 1:30 pm
  9. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    12th Dec 2013 - 5:45 pm
  10. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    21st Apr 2015 - 1:30 pm
  11. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    28th Apr 2015 - 1:30 pm
  12. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    5th May 2015 - 1:30 pm
  13. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    12th May 2015 - 1:30 pm
  14. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    19th May 2015 - 1:30 pm
  15. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    26th May 2015 - 1:30 pm
  16. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    9th Jun 2015 - 1:30 pm
  17. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    16th Jun 2015 - 1:30 pm
  18. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    23rd Jun 2015 - 3:30 pm
  19. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    28th Jun 2015 - 5:00 pm

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