Singer / songwriter, Jude Adams’ showcase, The Most Extraordinary Adventure, is taking place at the Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham from July 28 to August 8, 2017.
Adams is an inspirational role model for older women and The Most Extraordinary Adventure shares the remarkable story of how she came to write, perform and launch her debut album This Girl, This Woman.
Through a blend of “talking-heads” video clips, exhibition of lyrics and images as well as live performances (August 5 only) Adams reveals the key moments of her life: from her teenage dreams of being a singer to the far-reaching repercussions she encountered because of her sexuality, and the cruel setback of being diagnosed with M.E. at 52, just as she had finally committed to pursuing a singing career. She also shares her experiences of the creative process, much of which she had to learn and get to grips with along the way.
Participating in the live performance at the Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham is Tracie Peisley, a Whitstable-based artist and art therapist, who is interviewing Adams. While joining Adams in showcasing a number of songs from her album are Frances Knight, jazz musician, composer and writer, alongside Canterbury-based singer, musician and theatre-maker, Miriam Gould. This is a free event, to reserve a ticket please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adams’ story is compelling, honest and inspirational, and reveals a gritty determination to achieve her dreams despite perceived obstacles of age, health and a lack of musical know-how. It is a reassuring message to women that age is no barrier and that dreams can be achieved with a little self-belief. Says Adams: “The Most Extraordinary Adventure is my story. It reveals how many of life’s setbacks can result in a positive outcome if we choose. Indeed, if I had not developed M.E. my debut album may never have come about.”