Welcome to the online home of
 
 
 


Richard Mallett Arts Management Ltd


A friendly, dynamic and socially-aware business 
based in London, with experience of working worldwide.

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We specialise in the programming, planning and producing 
of inter-generational creative events rich in diversity and 
filled with learning opportunities and fun.  

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We work with leading professional practitioners and partner 
organisations across many art forms including music, opera, drama, 
dance, design, animation, digital and visual arts.

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Projects range from local grassroot activities to national events in major venues
 - from school hall to the Royal Albert Hall.

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Where appropriate, we seek to work with partners who support a holistic 
approach to project development in terms of promoting healthy-living 
and well-being for the participants as part of the creative process.

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We are increasingly involved in events which bring the arts and sciences together.

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We also consult, plan and manage site-specific events including indoor and 
outdoor concerts, galas, exhibitions and conferences.

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Our skills in event programming, planning, budgeting, management and production 
together with our excellent industry contacts ensure that 
we are able to offer you a creative and competitive  
one stop shop for your project.


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If you would like to discuss your idea or project with Richard, please get in touch at:
 

T:  020 7021 0021        M:  07768 774 517   


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Some of our recent and upcoming projects include:



Monday 8 May 2017
MERTON MUSIC FOUNDATION
Music is for Life
Royal Albert Hall


An inspirational evening with 1500 young performers from the London Borough of Merton 
Speak Up, Speak Out!  in another astonishing ‘Music is for Life’ event 
at the Royal Albert Hall produced by RMAM.

This year Merton's talented young singers and instrumentalists explore the power of communication and creativity through music and text with an array of imaginative performances.  

Highlights include:

The Peoples’ Guide to the Orchestra
Composer Neil Brand communicates his passion for film music in this new commission for massed strings, wind, brass, percussion and narrator.

  Speak Up, Speak Out!
Inspired by the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in 2016/17, this newly commissioned work by composers Pete Churchill and Adam Saunders, writer Andrew Alty and director Kate McGregor provides a timely reminder that Will’s words of wit and wisdom from four hundred years ago still resonate within our own lives and speak to our own experience on a daily basis.

Presented by Merton Music Foundation as a Merton Music Education Hub initiative and in partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the event is supported by the London Borough of Merton, Arts Council England / Department for Education / Grants for the arts, Youth Music, the David and Claudia Harding Foundation, The Taylor Family Foundation and WCTT.




Saturday 1 to Friday 7 July 2017
WATER CITY MUSIC
Music at the Tower
in partnership with the 
Tower of London





RMAM is working with the newly launched charity 
Water City Music to support the continued development of an annual festival 
at the iconic Tower of London.  

In 2017 Water City Music hosted over 1400 young singers and instrumentalists invited primarily from local schools in East London with some guest groups from further afield including Birmingham and Oxfordshire.  

Daytime performances took place in various outdoor locations including the 
White Tower, Bowling Green and The Wharf entertaining thousands of 
international visitors to the Tower.   

Many parents and carers of the young participants were given free admission to the Tower
to see their children perform.

The project will develop further in 2018 with even greater focus on making historical connections with the Tower of London through the creative programme.  







Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 July 2017
ST PAUL'S WAY 
SCIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL
Hosted by Professor Brian Cox OBE
St Paul's Way Trust School, Tower Hamlets



Professor Brian Cox, OBE speaking at Science Summer School 2015 
from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, London

Elizabeth Norden, photography (c) 2015



Over 250 secondary school students from London and the north of England experienced a unique 
and 
innovative 
programme of TED-style seminars, discussions, workshops, 
hands-on 
experiments 
and networking opportunities 
designed to inspire 
and encourage 
the next 
generation 
of scientists and engineers in the UK.



Science Summer School students experiment with fire watched by Professor Brian Cox

Elizabeth Norden, photography (c) 2015


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Some of our favourite past projects include:


Saturday 18 February 2017
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
'Conducting Science'
FUNharmonics Family Concert
Royal Festival Hall

Helen Arney, science presenter and comedian  (BBC Radio 4's Domestic Science)
teamed up with special guest scientists and the LPO in this first-ever concert hall laboratory 
to find answers to questions such as:

Just how high can you hear?
How do pieces of wood and metal produce the amazing sounds of an orchestra?
What are the amazing superpowers of the LPO musicians?





GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA
Two performances in October 2016 celebrating 
the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street 
featuring the music of GUO composer and director, Tony Haynes.

RMAM produced both events and is now working with Grand Union Orchestra 
to develop future project opportunities and provide production support.



The Cable Street mural

Amy Revelle, photography (c) 2016


8 October 2016
CABLE STREET REMEMBERED
St. John on Bethnal Green, London
The first performance commemorated that historic event when the people of 
East London united to prevent a provocative march of 
Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts through their streets.

This evening of music and song featured CoMA London's Allcomers Orchestra, 
East London Community Band, Bengali and Somali artists, 
and the Grand Union Youth Orchestra and World Choir.  


9 October 2016
AFTER CABLE STREET
Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London
The second performance, posed the question 
'What does the Battle of Cable Street mean for us today?' 
and featured the Grand Union Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and World Choir.










22 and 23 October 2015
AGINCOURT 600
St George the Martyr Church, Borough, London



600 years ago after the celebrated victory at Agincourt, on the 23rd November 1415, and after having stayed overnight at Eltham, Henry V was met at Blackheath by the Lord Mayor and 

24 aldermen who invited into him into city. 


Dressed in a purple robe he travelled down the old Dover Road (Old Kent Road) and was 

met by the clergy of Southwark and the Lord Mayor of London at the steps of 

St. George the Martyr, Borough before crossing London Bridge to make his way 

to the Tower of London, St. Pauls and Westminster. 


In solemn demeanour, he was met with much rejoicing, singing and good cheer by the citizens

 of London who had spent much time and money decorating the route with images, 

temporary castles, choirs, canopies and drapes depicting antelopes, suns, 

the King and St. George.





RMAM and Jonathan Pix co-produced this semi-staged participatory opera
at St George-the-Martyr for children marking 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.

With an original score by Richard Brown, script by Sarah Harding, 
lyrics by Fern Dickson and Richard Brown, giant puppets by Becci Kenning (Art in Transit), and costume and prop design by Charlie Cridlan, 




900 Southwark primary school-children took part over 3 performances.




The professional company included 4 singer / actors and a 15 piece orchestra.




The musicians included Her Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts 
playingon period instruments.




This project was generously supported by the Agincourt 600 Commemoration Fund.  

With thanks to Father Jonathan Sedgewick and the team and congregation at 
St George the Martyr.








12 May 2015  

MAGNA CARTA - THE FREEDOM GAME 

Royal Albert Hall




Magna Carta - The Freedom Game:  a new community opera commissioned
by Surrey Arts and co-produced with RMAM to celebrate 
the 
800th anniversary of the Magna Carta being sealed in Surrey.  

Composed by Hannah Conway, directed by Karen Gillingham with lyrics by Sir Richard Stilgoe, the world premiere performance was on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Over 1,000 singers, dancers and musicians of all ages and experience performed in the 
opera following a 6 month workshop and rehearsal process guided by leading arts practitioners including choreographer Katie Green, vocal director, Suzi Zumpe and conductor, Tim Murray. 

With design by Rhiannon Newman Brown, the show highlights the Magna Carta values 
of democracy, liberty, citizenship and freedom.  






In the plot, a Surrey family come under the influence of an evil dictator who attempts to control them and take away their liberties.   The children challenge the dictator to play a game - 
'The Freedom Game' - that, like a computer game, has a number of 'levels' in which they 
attempt to win back their freedoms.  

The piece focuses on the freedoms that we often take for granted, exploring significant events 
in history which have shaped these.   It describes a heroic battle against oppression - often against what seem to be insurmountable odds.  Ultimately there will be a winner!





This major project received funding from Arts Council England and Arts Partnership Surrey and proved to be a life-affirming experience for everyone involved.








3-11 May 2014 
WALKING ON WATER
ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock

presented by Water City CIC in partnership with Grand Designs Live and ExCeL London

RMAM organised this public exhibition including an arts programme 
as a 'profile-raiser' for Water City CIC.

Please go to www.water-city.com/ for more information and film








5 July 2013 
SOUTHWARK SPLASH 
OUTFOXED!
Royal Festival Hall 

John Snelling, photography (c) 2013


700 children from 20 Southwark primary schools celebrated their neighbourhood and co-existence with the urban fox on a rollercoaster journey filled with hope and havoc.

Southwark Splash's operatic extravaganza was filled with glorious music, dance, theatre, poetry, film, animation and design and was part of Southbank Centre's summer long Festival of Neighbourhood.


John Snelling, photography (c) 2013

Steered by the stellar creative team of Karen Gillingham (director), Hannah Conway (musical director), Natasha Khamjani (choreographer) and Matt Deely (designer), Southwark Splash was presented by Excellence in Southwark in partnership with Southwark Music Service and Southbank Centre Learning and Participation.

This was the last production under EiS funding after twelve fantastic Splash years.  RMAM is proud to have produced every Southwark Splash since its inception in 2002 and wishes the new charity - It's All About the Music - well in making sure that this amazing work continues.




1 September 2012
 MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD 
The Royal Academy of Arts 
supported by JTI


The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Academy of Arts joined forces to present 
Music in the Courtyard, a unique outdoor concert celebrating Impressionist masterpieces from the realms of visual arts and orchestral music, with kind support from JTI.

RMAM was delighted to be invited to produce this major outdoor concert collaboration between such illustrious partners.

We involved leading music industry suppliers including Richard Nowell Sound Systems, Star Hire mobile staging and seating and White Light.



The concert, in the Courtyard of the Royal Academy, featured Impressionist music programmed to complement the Royal Academy’s exhibition From Paris: A Taste For Impressionism with masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Sisley and Morisot, and Renoir.



Danielle de Niese, described as ‘opera’s coolest soprano’ by the New York Times magazine, took centre stage to sing Duparc’s Mélodies, and violinist Simone Lamsma, regarded as one of the leading artists of her generation, joined the Orchestra to perform Chausson’s Poème, both under the baton of French conductor Fabien Gabel.

The concert was streamed live online for free on the Guardian website.

The event build commenced at 16.00 on Friday 31 August and continued overnight. 





     It was completed ready for rehearsals at 14.00 on Saturday 1 September followed by the concert at 19.30.  




The concert ended at 22.00 and after a VIP reception the get out commenced. The Courtyard was returned to its former glory by 08.00 on Sunday 2 September.  Job done in time for breakfast!




22 March 2012
EXCELLENCE IN SOUTHWARK
igospel@southwark 2012
St George's Cathedral, Southwark

RMAM 
produced this inspiring concert for EIS which featured a massed choir of 300 primary
and secondary studentsfrom across Southwark was led by igospel.uk 
under the artistic direction of David Levale.
 
 




20 March 2012
MICHAEL MORPURGO
THE MOZART QUESTION 
with the 
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Royal Festival Hall




Michael Morpurgo narrated his book The Mozart Question at the Royal Festival Hall 
accompanied by the LPO conducted by Nicholas Collon. 
 
Two concerts played to a total of 4,000 secondary school students as part of the LPO Bright Sparks school concert series supported by Deutsche Bank.
 
Immediately prior to these concerts, the LPO recorded The Mozart Question with Michael Morpurgo at Abbey Road Studios for subsequent release on LPO Records.
 


RMAM brought the concert project idea to the LPO initially as a family concert in December 2010 with the LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.  

We are delighted that the partnership between Michael Morpurgo and the LPO continues to grow and to have produced the subsequent school concerts for the LPO.




4 March 2012
WHAT THE RIVER SINGS
for BBC MUSIC NATION
Trinity Buoy Wharf



Painting of Trinity Buoy Wharf by Frank Creber, Water City Artist-in-Residence


This special event was produced by RMAM at The Chainstore, Trinity Buoy Wharf with the generous support of Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust
With thanks to Eric Reynolds and the Urban Space Management team.

The project was devised by Tony Haynes as part of BBC's Music Nation weekend at the London 2012 Festival and featured Water City Festival Orchestra conducted by Rupert Bond and led by Michael Bochmann, Grand Union Orchestra, Grand Union Youth Orchestra, Hackney Empire Community Choir, Eclectic Voices and Hackney Voices & Anima Acapella Group.
 
  

 
Elizabeth Norden, photography (c) 2012

 



2011-12
WATER CITY ORCHESTRA 
DEBUT RECORDING
'Water City Orchestra - The First Year'

RMAM managed this project for Water City Festival working in partnership with St Paul's Way Trust School, Tower Hamlets and The Classical Recording Company.

RMAM set up this inter-generational community orchestra as part of the new Water City arts initiative led by Lord Mawson, OBE to help foster new creative links in east London 
with an eye to the post-Olympics future.

The first recording on the new Water City Sounds label was released in early 2012.


PERFORMERS
Water City Orchestra
Water City Band 
Ranjana Ghatak, voice 
Akash Sottar, voice 
Michael Bochmann, solo violin 
Rupert Bond, conductor
with 
Frank Creber, artwork 
Elizabeth Norden, photography


PROGRAMME
Trad. arranged Graham Ross
Eena meena deeka (+ * =) 

Raga 
Raga in praise of a teacher (+ * =) 

George Bizet - Carmen, Suite No. 1 
Prelude - Aragonaise - Les dragons de Alcala - Marche du toreador (~) 

Ralph Vaughan Williams 
The Lark Ascending - Romance for violin & orchestra (* ~) 

# Ranjana Ghatak, voice; + Akash Sottar, voice; * Michael Bochmann, solo violin; 

~ Water City Orchestra/Rupert Bond; = Water City Band
 


 



19 February 2012
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
'The Jungle Book'
FUNharmonics Family Concert
Royal Festival Hall



Another 'sell-out' FUNharmonics Family Concert at the Royal Festival Hall
with the LPO conducted by David Angus. 




The concert featured rarely-performed music by Oscar-winning composer, Miklós Rózsa, 
from his original score to Zoltán Korda’s 1942 film, The Jungle Book, 
arranged into a suite for narrator and orchestra. 
 
 
 
 
Chris Jarvis, FUNharmonics presenter extraordinaire


Chris Jarvis of CBeebies 'Show Me Show Me' fame presented the concert 
with on-screen animations by Patrick Blower and Graham Majin. 



The concert featured a great song for audience and orchestra 
created by the legendary Tim Steiner.  




The concert started appropriately with the orchestra playing The Indian National Anthem,  
one of 205 national anthems recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra for 
the London 2012 Olympic Games.  




RMAM has produced the LPO FUNharmonics family concerts at the 
Royal Festival Hall since their inception in 1996.






4 October 2011
WORLDSKILLS LONDON 2011
The 02 Arena



375 young singers from 11 primary and secondary schools in Southwark took part in the Opening Ceremony of WorldSkills London 2011 at The 02 Arena.


RMAM managed the project on behalf of Excellence in Southwark for GrassRoots UK and we 

fixed a fantastic 8 piece band and a bagpiper for the performance.


 
"Thanks for asking us to be involved - it was a BRILLIANT experience and the children loved it. It has really helped their confidence!! We are now practicing the songs so that they can sing them to the rest of the school and to their parents - and they are taking it in turns to be Musical Directors!!"
 
Vera Jajechnyk, St John's Roman Catholic Primary School, Southwark 


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