Crisis Creates uses the music and arts industry expertise of the London Philharmonic Orchestra to offer creative performance opportunities and training to adults who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness. Working with national homelessness charity Crisis UK, Crisis Creates aims to enhance participants’ wellbeing and confidence through self-expression, collaboration and developing creative skills.
Over the course of five days of intensive workshops, Crisis members devise music and lyrics with LPO musicians and workshop leaders, inspired by the Orchestra’s repertoire. The group then performs their work at a free public concert at London’s Southbank Centre, where they can invite friends and family, and attend an LPO concert later in the evening. The Crisis performance is professionally filmed so that participants have a record of their creation. The creative performance project offers a safe space for participants to express themselves, work together and create a high-quality performance that brings a sense of social togetherness, pride and achievement.