Here’s a few pics that I took of some recent activity in the office (I seem to be the resident photographer! – plus I have only recently caught up with everyone else in the world and got a camera with a phone…). A big brown box arrived in the office the other day, this was much more exciting than the mounds of marketing print that we normally get (!) so we were all very pleased to see that it was filled with lots of very tiny violins for our Kings Cross string project. We have a weekly string club in Kings
Cross that is led by OAE players, teaching local children to play a stringed instrument. Currently there are about 20 kids that come (including a double bassist!), but with our new violins we look forward to welcoming some more. Our Marketing Director, Will, showed off his violin skills on one of the quarter size violins (see picture).
Today saw the first meeting of our new running club. Ceri Jones, our Projects Manager decided that it was time we got active and made the most of our canal-side office location. It is also a great way for us to do our bit as part the Healthy Orchestra charter – this applies to office staff as much as players! We invited London Sinfonietta, who share their offices with us, and 9 of us had a lovely run down by the canal. Below is a pic of us before we set off (they wouldn’t let me take one when we got back!) We started slowly today as it was some people’s first time running, but we are planning for it to become a weekly run. Watch this space to see how we get on in the coming weeks and if we can keep the attendance
Megan Russell, Projects Officer