A musical inspired by Ruskin’s King of the Golden River
In John Ruskin’s bicentenary year, year 5 of St Saviour’s School give the premiere of a new musical written by Paul Ayres. Ruskin grew up a few miles away from the school, and played as a child on the banks of the now covered-over River Effra. He wrote a children’s story, The King of the Golden River, for Euphemia Chalmers Gray, known as “Effie”. This new work takes inspiration from the Grimm-like tale, with its moral echoes of The Good Samaritan, and celebrates how the local river – and water in general – can be something to be shared rather than owned.
Followed by refreshments - then a folk music show till 9.30