ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Louise Jordan

11 - 17 May 2020
Louise Jordan AOTW

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Louise Jordan

Shining a spotlight on artists

Each week, through a series of short films, we will profile one of the amazing artists who either live locally or has worked with Wiltshire Creative.

Louise Jordan is a songwriter and performer with an MA in Human Rights, who grew up in Salisbury. With 10 years’ experience touring in the UK & Europe, she's performed at arts centres, festivals, libraries, museums, galleries, historic buildings, schools and care homes.  Louise has released 7 recordings and gained radio play on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show & BBC Radio 4.
Her previous toured work includes one-woman shows No Petticoats Here, about extraordinary women of the First World War and The Hard Way about working class suffragette Hannah Mitchell. As an artist, Louise’s work aims to challenges concepts of gender, and to ask how collective cultural memory is is made and maintained.

“an arresting album and an important historical document.” Songlines

“the diligence of a scholar and the heart of an artist …It is in responses like this set of songs that our collective cultural memories are kept alive.” R2 Magazine

“Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far.” Sunday Express

Her recent commissions include writing about women’s heritage include Dreadnought South West (2019), UK Parliament (2018) & Groninger Museum (2016) and Louise has shared her work with academics and heritage professionals at the National Trust and the University of Oxford through the Women and Power Conference (2019) and Women’s History Network (2018).

As qualified secondary school teacher & established Music Leader, Louise has led 2 HLF funded projects supporting young people to write songs about women’s history ‘Never Had They Ever’ (with The Urban Vocal Group, Portsmouth 2018) & ‘What Did It Do For Her?’ (with Wiltshire Creative 2019).

 

Monday 11 May from 10am
Click on the link below from 10am on Monday 11 May to see an interview with John Cox and Louise Jordan.

Click here for more information about Louise Jordan.

 

Wednesday 13 May from 10am

Click on the link below from 10am on Wednesday 13 May for the Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale Learning Pack

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Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale! Learning Pack

Local Singer and Composer Louise Jordan is our Artist of the week from the 11 May 2020, this coincides with the release of her new album Florence on the 12 May which is also Florence Nightingales 200th Birthday.
Louise and our Take Part department have put together some activities to celebrate the anniversary and achievements of this amazing women. 

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, Louise has written a one-woman show exploring lesser known aspects of Florence’s life. Through original song and storytelling, Louise considers Florence’s work as a pioneering statistician, social reformer and political influencer.
More often described as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’, Florence Nightingale spent less than two years working in the Crimea, yet she lived to the age of ninety. Florence spent decades campaigning for social reform, advocating equal access to healthcare for all and becoming an expert in areas such as hospital design, irrigation in India and postal services for soldiers in order to advance her various causes.

This brand new show connects Florence’s work in the 19th century with the issues we continue to face today.

This resource is designed to help plan and deliver activities in School, at home or in other settings.  If you have any questions or to submit any work to share please contact clare.threadgold@wiltshirecreative.co.uk

Discover Florence through songwriting

 

 

Friday 15 May from 10am

Stories and Songs – Live from the Living Room
Listen to tracks from Louise’s new album, and learn about the stories behind them. Each video contains a story and a song.

 

 

Resources:               

Statistics Save Lives Songsheet
Statistics Save Lives Glossary
smARTies activity sheet