Masterful Compost! The (mini-)Musical performance

Garden Organic’s Ryton Gardens near Coventry is a fabulously beautiful place, and on Saturday it was teeming with amazing people – Master Gardeners and Master Composters from across the country who had gathered for their annual National Masters Conference. At last year’s conference, my eco-musical Compost!The (mini-)Musical (commissioned by York Rotters) won an award for […]

Compost! The (mini-)Musical wins national award!

Well, what do you know? My eco-musical ‘Compost! The (mini-)Musical‘ – an edu-taining way for children and grown-ups to learn about how (and why) to compost –  has just won a national award! As you can see, this Garden Organic National Masters Award was presented to York Rotters, who commissioned Compost! The (mini-)Musical from me, […]

Schools Out Compost Crew

Congratulations to the West Bank Park Compost Crew, who arrived at the park in York on Wednesday morning as a disparate group of 6 to 9-year-olds, and by Thursday lunchtime had become transformed into a fully trained Compost Crew, performing my ‘Compost! The (mini-)Musical‘ with great gusto to crowds of onlookers! Oh, and they also became media superstars, […]

Compost: The (mini-)Musical – World Première!

Pupils from Years 7 and 9 at Bootham School in York received rapturous applause yesterday (4 July 2007) for their world première of Compost: the (mini-)Musical, which they performed as part of the school’s Globe Day Carnival.  The pupils worked very hard to learn the musical from scratch in under an hour and a half. Listen to a clip! […]

Singing in the Rain!

Undaunted by the driving rain we had on Sunday, the massed Brownies of Heslington and Fulford marched through the centre of York as part of the York Carnival Parade. They were dressed in fabulous ‘compost’ costumes that they’d made, and were shaking their home-made recycled instruments. They looked and sounded great! I donned my sou’wester […]

More Rotten Brownies!

Thank you to the Brownies of Heslington, York, for the beautiful flowers they presented to me and Catherine Bamford (of York Rotters). What a lovely surprise! Catherine and I had spent two sessions with these Brownies, teaching them ‘Compost! The (mini-)Musical‘ – which they went on to perform fabulously in Heslington Church to an audience […]

‘Rotten’ Brownies …

The Brownies of Osbaldwick wowed the residents of Dunnington last week with their performance of ‘Compost! The (mini-)Musical‘, and got themselves in the local newspaper as a result! Take a look: Read the article (pdf) Thank you to all the talented performers (and the grown-ups who backed them up) for coming out on a cold […]