Schoolchildren Design Posters for Orchestral Concert

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A pupil at Northwick Manor Primary School has won a competition to design a poster for a special concert taking place next weekend.

Dominic Heppner’s poster was chosen from dozens of others to be used to advertise Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra’s performance of the Magic Bojabi Tree on Saturday, November 8.

The event, sponsored by the University of Worcester, will see the 65-piece orchestra bring the story to life for families at St Martin’s Church on London Road, Worcester. Performances are at 2pm and 4pm and tickets are £10 for adults with one child free with each paying adult. Additional child tickets are £5 and concessions are £8.

The Magic Bojabi Tree, written by Dianne Hofmeyr and illustrated by Piet Grobler, Joint Course Leader for the University of Worcester’s Illustration degree, tells the story of a group of wild animals in a drought-stricken land who come across a beautiful tree laden with fruit. But a huge python is coiled around the tree and won’t budge until the animals tell him the name of the tree. To find the answer the animals have to undertake arduous and dangerous journeys to find a grumpy lion. Will they ever get to eat the wonderful fruit?

Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor, Keith Slade, said: “The poster designed by Dominic is perfect and we hope people will come along to see what promises to be a really magical show.”

Runner-up in the poster competition was Ruby Ingles from St Clement’s CE Primary School in Worcester. Her image will be used on programmes for the concert.

The performance will also include music from Harry Potter and highlights from the BBC’s Top Ten Pieces for Children.

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