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On Tuesday 14th August artist Richard Mclester performed Songs of The Light at Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood. The performance was a preview of the concert coming to Salisbury Cathedral this Christmas.
Katie: “This performance really gripped me and inspired me. I really liked the videos and thought that the songs were written amazingly.” Eve: “Good to encourage people to talk about their hurt.” Sue: “Very professional and enjoyable. Will be amazing in the Cathedral!”
The whole performance was made possible thanks to the incredible amount of hard work from all of our volunteers and students. Morgan, a 15 year old student volunteering with us for his DofE, has written an article for us, about the performance:
Bringing a Light Into Our Lives ‘Light is all around us’ a common phrase known by many, but this vibrant performance by Conical Sphere Music gives a fresh insight into the true importance of peoples perception of the light amongst us. This new and innovative way of understanding what light means to different people, began as a community project run by Richard McLester, founder of Conical Sphere, and a variety of volunteers from Poole and Bournemouth. This musical eye opener delivers some truly inspiring stories and a sensational display projected onto three screens. A captivated audience of 48 people watched these projections of inspiring true stories from individuals about what the light means to them. These provoking displays were adjoined with live musical interludes throughout the evening, creating an exciting environment for all viewers of a variety of ages in an intimate setting. Throughout the evening people were offered promotional CDs of the performance music and wine, gifted to the project by their sponsors The Village Vine, a local independent wine merchant. The evening was most enjoyable for all people of any age and was seen by many as ‘something very new, very different, yet amazing’
A huge thank you to everyone who took part and came to the event. We really value your support!
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The team has been working really hard over the last few months to build a Projection Module. The module will eventually be fitted inside the Globe and enable us to project film from the inside out – onto the Globe’s surface. Not only has the team had to overcome the problem of hanging the projectors securely inside the globe, they’ve also had to design a system that allows the projectors to move. This allows the projected film to be re-angled once the globe is suspended.
Once the globe is hanging, everything has to be remotely controlled – from video playback & powering the projectors on/off safely – to controlling the angle of projection. We can’t wait to see the finished result!
Come and find out more in a friendly Q & A

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On Friday 27th April 2018 7:00pm, we’ll be putting on an exciting and immersive performance of Songs of the Light at St Edwards Secondary School in Oakdale, Poole, Dorset!

Watch the Official Trailer for the Event…

St Edward’s School Choir

We’ve been working hard with pupils there to put together a choir especially for the event.

Personal Journeys and Stories

This isn’t just about the music – it’s also a chance to share personal journeys and stories with each other; the reason why the project started in the first place. These stories will touch upon the subject of darkness to light; highlighting mental health issues and helping to remind us that we’re not alone.

Involving the Community

We’ve been making giant screens onto which we’ll be projecting stories and other immersive film clips throughout the evening. This has all been made possible by a huge amount of voluntary work by local volunteers and students from Poole College and Bournemouth University. Many of these guys also went to St Edward’s as students so it’s a great opportunity to celebrate what your local community has gone on to achieve!

Fundraising for Christian Aid

While our work focuses on creative ways to develop our local community, Christian Aid is about supporting the global community in some of the world’s poorest countries. That’s why we’re donating all ticket sales for the event towards helping them continue their vital work.

The evening will be a great example of how local people in Poole can come together and make a real difference. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We’d love to see you there!



To get a taster of the event, please click the links below…

Students from St Edward’s School get stuck in!

Students from St Edward’s School have been working hard to form a choir to sing Songs Of The Light during the performance… Here are some photos from the rehearsals!

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Nestled in a cosy and festive Isabel’s restaurant , beautiful melodies from Stephanie Liney’s harp leapt around the room, whilst the voices of our choral community, including members from St Peter’s Parkstone Choir rang out with exuberant Christmas cheer.

Delicious mulled wine and mince pies, kindly provided by Isabel’s Restaurant helped feed the festive atmosphere as we all joined together to sing carols and rejoice in the warmth that this community brought this Christmas.

Thanks to everyone who took part in our festive occasion, we were able to raise £148.00 for Conical Sphere Music. This contribution will go towards the community work that Conical Sphere Music does, especially towards their work with The Light 2018 ; a multi-dimensional, community inspired art installation; celebrating the theme “the light”. The Light 2018 will take place in Salisbury Cathedral this coming Christmas.

Here are some pictures taken from our night of carols.

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Join Dorset musician Stephanie Liney 7pm Saturday 25th November 2017 as she explains “Why You Should Love The Recorder”. A short and engaging “TED-style” talk including the chance to hear Stephanie play a variety of music on Renaissance, Baroque and Modern recorders. Followed by a Q&A Session with the artist, free refreshments and an opportunity for networking. Space is limited so early booking essential. Entry by donation – all funds will be going towards supporting the work of Conical Sphere Music Community Interest Company and their community work with The Light in 2018. Free Refreshments Provided.
About the Artist Stephanie Liney graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a BA (Hons) in Music Performance. Whilst there she specialised in contemporary classical music for the recorder, studying with Linda Hardwick. She also studied both harpsichord with Ricardo Barros and cello with Mike Edwards (Electric Light Orchestra), focusing on early music.
Why You Should Love The Recorder