A group of 4 Liverpool artists and musicians went to the Czech Republic in June 2017 as the start of Project Nepomuk, a cross-border cultural exchange.
These 4 artists and musicians met their Czech counterparts at The Monastery in Klaster Nepomuk and in Prague and Frantiskovy Lazne to start a collaboration.
In November 2017 there was an evening in Frantiskovy Lazne, where Barry Webb the Founder of Project Nepomuk sang from his opera John of Nepomuk, and outlined its performance in 2018. As a result of this Barry will return to appear on Czech radio in January 2018, to sing and explain the project.
Then there will be an evening in central Liverpool with Czech food and drink and music to entertain you, with British and Czech music, on 24th March 2018 at 1930pm.
The Monastery in the snow. The main room. The Monastery garden with the fire circle.
The Arts Council of England will fund OPERA NEPOMUK as the first year of Project Nepomuk, and events are taking place from June 2017 to 2018. See for updates
Projects like this cost money. Opera is expensive, as even a concert production involves singers, orchestra, theatre administration, etc.
The performance of the opera Nepomuk will be made in concert form in Liverpool in 2018 as part of Project Nepomuk involving other events, financed by the Arts Council of England. Even so a concert performance is costly, so support is always welcome.
Project Nepomuk aims to bring art and music to local communities. Its present budget does not bring it in direct competition with the resources of larger established organisations.
THE ARTS COUNCIL OR ENGLAND GRANT WILL PAY TOWARDS THE FEES OF ARTISTS, ORCHESTRA, SOLO SINGERS, CHORUS, VOLUNTEER EXPENSES, HIRE OF REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE HALLS, AUDITIONS, PUBLICITY, POSTERS AND FLYERS, SCHOOL WORKSHOPS IN LIVERPOOL, CROSS BORDER CULTURAL COOPERATION INITIATIVES, CZECH ART WORKSHOPS, A CZECH TRAVEL BURSARY, AN ASSOCIATED ART EXHIBITION, A CHAMBER CONCERT IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC, A CHAMBER CONCERT IN LIVERPOOL. A CONCERT OF A NEW OPERA IN LIVERPOOL, ADMINISTRATION, WEBSITE UPDATES AND MEDIA, MUSIC EDITING AND PRODUCTION, BOX OFFICE, VENUE STEWARDS FOR THE BAR AND PROGRAMME SELLING, PROGRAMME PRODUCTION, VIDEO RECORDING, OTHER FUND RAISING INITIATIVES, INVITES TO GUESTS, VIPS AND CRITICS. WE THEREFORE NEED TO SELL TICKETS AND RAISE OTHER FUNDS TO BREAK EVEN.
As well as being supported, we have started a website to raise funds by our own efforts!!
Etsy vintage sales
Project Nepomuk is proud also to announce a supporting financial initiative....
BOOK AND ART FAIR 1ST JULY 2018
There will be an Art and Book Fair with contemporary art produced by Liverpool Artists, quality antiquarian books, and art for sale on Sunday 1st July. Poster to the right.
This adds to the Bohemian Summer Festival from 29th June to 1st July 2018.
The Book Art Fair is produced by Bohemian Affairs alongside Project Nepomuk.
Bohemian Affairs is not supported by the Arts Council, but will give a proportion of any profits from the Book Art Fair towards Project Nepomuk.
The opera `Nepomuk` written by Barry Webb (picture of score, and excerpt from the water scene in the first act below), First act based in the garden of The Monastery will be put on by the composer in Liverpool in 2018.