A three-hour drive through biblical weather, a somewhat dodgy encounter with a man with a very strong grip, and nearly getting locked in the car park were the things that topped and tailed the evening of Saturday 6th Feb 2016 for me, Ria Keen and VIDLA Registrar Cordelia Lewis (aka Givvi Flynn), but what happened in between … Continue reading Balsamo Deighton album launch night, Italian-style!
As many of you know, our Registrar Givvi Flynn (Cordelia Lewis, to our students) is not only a gifted vocal coach and graphic designer but also a professional singer in her own right, and member of psychedelic pop/rock band The Dowling Poole, whose first offering, Bleak Strategies, was extremely well received. Well, the difficult 2nd … Continue reading Our rock n roll Registrar has a new album out…
Hello VIDLA-folk! Cordelia Here! In my capacities as Registrar & Senior Tutor, you’re probably more than aware that my work is entirely supported by the 3 Cs: caffeine, cake, and cats.......... … Continue reading Caffeine, Cake, Cats and Charity – The VIDLA Registrar’s off on one again!
We're having a bit of a do for charity on the weekends of Oct 10th - 12th and Oct 17th - 19th. The challenge is for event leaders (here's some of the motley crew, pictured left!) in a variety of locations to create a 'pop-up choir' in just one day. They choose the venue, pick … Continue reading The One Day Sing-Thing! Pop-up Choir charity event
If you’ve been in contact with the Academy Office recently, you may have noticed that I’ve been AWOL on occasion – most notably for the majority of last week. It seems only polite that I explain myself… I love teaching and academia, I’m all about the voice-geekery. But beneath that is the same fundamental urge … Continue reading Academy Registrar’s Latest Project
We've been busy for weeks now setting up three new international offices, each of which is being led by an amazing woman! The first of these offices opens today in Dubai and we thought we'd introduce you to the fab lady who is our representative there. She's Celeste Khanna and she has a fantastic track record, … Continue reading Who is this stunning creature? Celeste Khanna – VIDLA Emirates rep!
Our Registrar, Cordelia Lewis (in her Clark Kent guise) or Givvi Flynn (when being Superman) has been known to be a bit rock n roll in her time, and in fact spends a goodly amount of time onstage with bands such as The Wildhearts, Jackdaw 4 and various members thereof. In recent times, she's guested … Continue reading Registrar Givvi Flynn launches pledge-fund rock album
I was lucky enough, along with Registrar Cordelia "Givvi" Flynn, to be at The Grand Theatre in Swansea on Saturday 17th November, to witness the first-ever solo concert by the man we're lucky enough to have as our Patron, and one of the UK's finest voices: John Owen Jones. The seasoned actor & singer is … Continue reading “The Master” in concert: John Owen Jones launches solo career in style
Well, y'know, if they had asked, we could've just TOLD them that our Registrar Cordelia 'Givvi' Flynn has great pipes... Here's a review of the gig which happened on Oct 17th. http://www.thisisnotascene.com/2012/wolfsbane-the-musician-leicester-october-17-2012/
Our Registrar, the always-wonderful Cordelia 'Givvi' Lewis, is a dab hand at "awesome" - she does it on a daily basis. But tomorrow, she's going Above & Beyond (the VIDLA motto!) by walking 26 miles in blazing heat. Why? Because her surrogate Dad has advanced, inoperable prostate cancer, and because doing something is better than … Continue reading VIDLA Registrar shows us how to do ‘awesome’