– By Sisters Grimm

Sisters Grimm, a trailblazing social enterprise co-founded in 2009 by two mixed- heritage, multi-cultural females, former Royal Ballet dancer Pietra Mello-Pittman MBE and composer and painter Ella Spira MBE, is dedicated to reshaping the world through the arts. With a remarkable history of producing captivating live shows and immersive art experiences, Sisters Grimm has earned esteemed recognition, including a Grammy nomination and MBE honours for their remarkable contributions to the creative industries.

Central to Sisters Grimm’s ethos is youth engagement, with a focus on empowering the next generation. Through free shows, workshops, and career guidance, over 8,000 children have already benefited from their initiatives. Looking ahead, their ambitious social impact programme aims to reach an astounding 30,000 participants annually by Q4 2024, inspiring and nurturing young talent worldwide.

Their UK Art In Nature 2024 initiative, seeks to ignite inspiration and spark positive change in the hearts of young individuals. The programme invites children and young people under 18 years old to submit their nature and hope-inspired artworks for free.

All artworks are showcased in a searchable online gallery, receive named, signed certificates of participation and selected ‘winning’ artworks are featured in Sisters Grimm’s upcoming music video, launching May 10th 2024, honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy and educating on Apartheid through the theme of “Hope – Unthinkable change can happen”. Across all participants and regions nationwide, 70% of the diverse participants had no prior knowledge of Apartheid before engaging in the programme, highlighting its educational impact.

Previous Art in Nature global initiatives have received international acclaim and recognition for educational excellence, and music videos have received millions of views. Ndaba Mandela, whose voice is featured in the upcoming music video, has said, “This project embodies my grandfather Nelson Mandela’s spirit and values, inspiring young people to create a lasting impact on the world.”
Exciting news continues to unfold as they diligently work towards relaunching their core business activities of live shows, with the acclaimed ‘INALA – dubbed ‘a Zulu ballet’ by Joseph Shabalala, poised to become a permanent fixture in London’s West End. This groundbreaking production, known for global critical and audience acclaim since its World premiere in 2014 and for promoting diversity and cultural richness, will captivate audiences with its powerful storytelling and mesmerising music, song and dance performances. INALA features music co-written by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala and Ella Spira MBE and celebrates the diversity of British and South African culture, successfully fusing diverse music and dance disciplines. The show has played to Royalty on multiple occasions and has toured internationally to standing ovations, including performances in China, Singapore, and the prestigious venues of London’s West End and Royal Albert Hall. INALA’s global success and social impact programme led to MBE awards in 2021.
Join Sisters Grimm in their mission to drive cultural and social change through the transformative power of dance musicals and artistic expression. To stay updated on our upcoming events, including the ‘Art In Nature’ music video launch, Global Landscapes South Africa exhibition honouring Nelson Mandela, and Inala West End, subscribe to their YouTube channel @SistersGrimm and explore their website sisters-grimm.co.uk/ inala-2024-west-end-relaunch/
Together, let’s pave the way for a brighter and more inspiring future through the magic of art and storytelling!

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