Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Music (contemporary, poetry)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are required to have a paid ticket

Description

'Keep the ears keenly aware for this string-driven sky dancer enchanter' ***** (TheEdinburghReporter.co.uk). Following her stunning 2018 Fringe debut, Sophie Rocks' audiences can be wowed again by a moving musical and spoken narrative, Notes from Shetland to Shanghai. Sophie will be drawing influences from her traditional roots and cutting-edge contemporary music to explore the impact of migration on people from countries such as Canada, Holland, Israel and of course, China. A homage to immigrants worldwide which will leave you spellbound. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift it is 14 steps into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dasha 24 days ago

A truly incredible performance that gave me goosebumps. The mixture of spoken word and harp is something I had never seen before but Sophie's mastery made it fit beautifully.

David Woodward 26 days ago

Really awesome experience. The synergy of the poetry and the harp went really well I thought.

Sarah Nicol 26 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! A true testament to her creativity and ability, this fusion of poetry and musical composition truly captured the emotions and overall essence of the composers. The well balanced pairings of the poem and pieces took you on a journey, from the feelings of those being left behind, those who were moving and the feelings of those living in the places where people were moving too. I would highly recommend you come along on this emotional journey from Shetland to Shanghai! 5*

Christine De Luca 26 days ago

Sophie displays a wonderful musicality, delicacy and power. In this show she gives us a masterclass in the marriage of poetry and harp, on the theme of migration and leaving, shifting easily across classical, traditional and contemporary compositions. You'll be transported!

Liam 27 days ago

Sophie shares music and poetry she genuinely loves. An emotional performance that left me smiling.


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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 22 days ago

Sophie Rocks produced an enchanting performance here, combining her superb harp playing with poetry on the theme of migration and the unseen bonds between migrants over time and across the world. Heavily influenced by her upbringing in Shetland and her own research into migration, the music complemented the poetry (voiced...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 23 days ago

Building on her Fringe debut last year, Sophie Rocks combines her accomplished playing on the pedal harp with pre-recorded poetry in a short but thoughtfully compiled show on the theme of immigrants, those  they have left behind and those who receive them, welcomingly or otherwise. ...

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