Thursday 11 October 2018

Alex Paxton's Noggin the Nog and the Whale

Remember Noggin the Nog? The TV series, and illustrated books, created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin telling the story of Noggin, who becomes King of the Nogs.

"In the lands of the North, where the Black Rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the Men of the Northlands sit by their great log fires and they tell a tale ... and those tales they tell are the stories of a kind and wise king and his people; they are the Sagas of Noggin the Nog. Welcome to Northlands, a tribute to Noggin, King of the Nogs and the People of the Northlands".

Young composer, Alex Paxton, has produced a community opera based on it, Noggin and the Whale with a narration by Oliver Postgate based on the T.V show. It was performed recently be massed forces including 500 children, produced by Pelican Music, and the above is a video of extracts from the performance.

Further details from Alex Paxton's website.

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