Glyndebourne showcases ambitious youth project as part of Olympic torch celebrations

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An exciting new production, created by 30 young people from Brighton and Hove, premieres at Preston Park’s Velodrome on July 14 th as part of the city’s Olympic Torch Relay celebrations.

Vixen is the culmination of an ambitious youth project led by Glyndebourne in partnership with Central United Reformed Church Hove, the Brighton and Hove Youth Arts Project and the Youth Offending Service. The project is free to attend and open to everyone to enjoy.

A group of talented local artists led by installation artist, Steve Geliot, have worked with teenage participants to create this large-scale film project. Composer Brian Lock, singer-songwriter Al Start and artist Mark Jamieson have supported the group alongside Steve Geliot. Vixen is part performance, part installation and features 3D film projections on large, outdoor screens. Participants from HMP Lewes have also been involved, creating props and resources for the live performance as part of their work towards City and Guilds qualifications.

The production tells the story of a rebellious urban fox and is inspired by the Leo