Director Polly Graham has been working with the people of Hastings, St. Leonards-on-sea and Bexhill culminating in the staging of Bloom Britannia, a community opera by Orlando Gough to a libretto by Stephen Plaice. Developed by Barefoot Opera over several years finally there are performances at St Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings on October 22, 23 & 24. Alongside the opera is a wide-ranging and inclusive outreach project bringing the joy of singing and music-making to hundreds of local people, partner organisations, schools and charities.