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The St Mellitus organ restoration project, with the organ at its heart, also includes a programme of historical, educational, musical and community activities, offering opportunities for local people. Some of the highlights are:

Research

Research

Our volunteer-led archival research project is uncovering the fascinating histories of the men to whom the organ is dedicated. This research is informing many of our other activities.

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Restoration

Restoration

As well as funding the organ restoration, the grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund supports a six-month trainee placement in organ restoration with the organ builders, based just outside Canterbury in Kent.

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Education

Education

Through the St Mellitus Music Scholarship programme, children from local schools who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity are receiving piano lessons.

Film-making workshops with young people from the local area will explore the unique history of the organ and the men to whom it was dedicated, giving participants opportunities to reflect on their own experience.

Music

Music

A programme of musical events and activities is central to the Hunter memorial organ restoration project.

Due to Covid-19, we have had to postpone some of our live events; in the meantime, we have recorded a song series on the theme of ‘home’ which you can view on our YouTube channel

Our centenary event, with the organ at its heart, is planned for 13th December.

School children and young musicians are participating in workshops to create a soundscape incorporating stories from our archival research and newly recorded music.

Youtube Channel

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