RSA & ROARing Voices


  • Activity, Theatre/Arts and Festival
  • Tickets from £40.00 - £50.00
  • Embankment
  • Over 11
  • Fri, 17th May 2024 @ 18:30 - 21:30
  • 18:30 - 21:30

ROARing Voices - a movement for change.

The RSA and Roaring Voices launch a major new movement consisting of a unique blend of: environmental advocacy; and artistic expression. 

A series of curated events drawing on human voice in all its diversity to both feed your mind and delight your ear. At the heart of each event will be an interactive discussion led by experts on key issues of today; issues that we all know are crying out for change. This inaugural event demonstrates the impact of creative collaboration in mobilising action and fostering a global dialogue  on the necessity of caring for our planet.

The theme of our first event is bridging the gap, between musical genres, and between the Global North and Global South. 

We have asked our six diverse female jazz, soul and opera singers to cross the divide of their own genres; and will be asking ourselves and our audience to consider the hemispheric divide regarding the impact of the climate crisis. We will hear from our all-female panel of environmental experts their responses to the question: Are we transferring the environmental problem to the Global South?

What you'll get:

  • arrival drink and canapes.
  • 11 performances including; duets between opera and soul and opera and jazz singers plus ensemble songs. 
  • interactive international panel with our speakers.
  • opportunities to network and engage with the audience and artists.

  • The ROARing Voices

    Founding Director and Producer: Nkeiruka FRSA, who has redirected her skills through a painfully enlightened change in life-style and values.  Nkeiruka is now turning her passion for justice and the arts into ROARing Voices and asks you to participate in a movement for change through the power of the collective voice.

    Musical Director: Ellie Verkerk. An acclaimed musician combining skills as a performer and musician, She has performed with Bristol Old Vic, West End production of Six and was lead pianist for Lea Salonga's Dream Again Tour. 


    • Adenike Adewale. Who recently appeared, to great acclaim, as Whitney Houston in Whitney: Queen of the Night nationally and internationally.
    • Felicity Buckland. Who has sung with the Royal Opera House, ENO, Opera North and recently appeared at the BBC Proms.
    • Tina Carr. A London-based jazz singer who has been captivating audiences with her husky authentic jazz sound in sell-out jazz shows in London and Europe.
    • Penelope Chalmers. Whilst now retired, she has performed many major roles with the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Scottish Opera and major opera houses in Geneva, Koblenz, Frankfurt, Berlin, Seoul, Adelaide and San Francisco. 
    • Germana Stella La Sorsa. An Italian London-based singer and storyteller. She has performed in the most iconic London jazz venues; and is currently touring with her second album.
    • Lynda Olivia Nwabudike. Recently demonstrated her vocal agility at the US Embassy in London singing in opera in her native language; and sung nationally and internationally.
    • Sarah Wilkinson. An accomplished pianist, who is the director of several choirs and performed on radio and in various theatres. 
    • Sam Brown. A cordophonist who has performed at major venues including Wigmore Hall, London and Konzerthaus, Vienna. 
      Aanu Sodipe. Currently tours with the Chineke! Orchestra and performed with BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Speakers, In addition To The Singers :

    • Antoinette Vermilye. Co-founder of the Gallifrey Foundation and She Changes Climate, drives tangential solutions to global challenges like overfishing, plastic pollution, gender and social injustice, combining action-oriented coalitions and campaigns to foster social justice, environmental sustainability and human health. 
    • Cindy Forde. An author, activist and the founder of Planetari, an organisation dedicated to worldwide environmental education. 
    • Juliette Champaud. Who has worked for a marine conservation NGO in Zanzibar, Tanzania where they are interacting with the local community to protect marine ecosystems. 

    About ROARing Voices

    Uniting environmentalists, vocalists  and musicians in a shared mission of interactive discussion to spotlight the planet’s environmental polycrisis: climate, biodiversity: and pollution.

    By intertwining song with the narratives of women working on these ecological challenges, the movement seeks to highlight urgent environmental issues and propose solutions with an innovative, artistic approach with audience participation.

    This platform amplifies voices using the power of music to engage and inspire you towards sustainability and conservation.

    Visit the ROARing Voices website here.

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    Ticket Event time Cost
    General Admission 18:30 - 21:30 £50.00
    Under 25 (proof of age required in arrival) 18:30 - 21:30 £40.00
    Accessible Pricing 18:30 - 21:30 £40.00



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    • Written by Grace

      Rating: 5


      Visited 2 weeks ago
      Superb evening and great instruction. Really enjoyed the event which was very accessible with a nice level of challenge. Jess was on hand to give helpful and kind advice throughout.
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      Visited 3 weeks ago
      A relaxed evening with three talented musicians / bands.

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