Swallows & Amazons 2021

Swallows & Amazons

© ACE Creatives 2021

Flying free, darting & diving,

Airborne & soaring, rising like the tide,

Swooping & gliding, independent & free falling,

Never ceasing, forever chasing,

Their long tail streamers guided by the aerodynamics,

As they catch their mealtimes on the wing.

A gulp of meandering swallows passing overhead,

Darting & diving in an autonomous aerobatic display,

Swallows & Amazons, agile & confident,

Twinned & airborne in the sky,

And then, just as they dutifully appear,

Are gone in a colourful flash…

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© ACE Creatives 2021
Supporting the Arts & the Environment

Open House Art Exhibition & Sale

Visit our Online Open House Art Exhibition & Sale every second weekend of the month.

Winter Sale 2020

Fri 11th Dec – Sat 12th Dec

2pm – 6pm (each day)

Art works &/or vintage items for sale

Share eco-tips

Rummage in the bazaar

Learn about our educational services

For further information please contact:

Sylvie-D @ ACE Creatives

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, Friday 8th May 2020

The Poppy is a commemorative tribute to Armistice Day in the form of an original war poem set to music.

The soundtrack for my vintage video, Domine Deus, was taken from Mass For Christmas, premiered at St. Paul’s Church, Chichester, in 2005.

The Latin text to Domine Deus depicts the suffering of Jesu Christ, Lamb of God, which I set as a battle hymn.  The driving timpani & string rhythms, plaintive horn & choral mantra seemed the most appropriate setting for The Poppy:

Domine Deus, rex coelestis, pater omnipotens, Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe, Domine Deus, Angus Dei, Filius Patris

Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty, the only begotten Son, Jesu Christ, Lamb of God, Son of the Father.

For further information:

The Poppy Merchandise

The Poppy Video on YouTube

The Composer’s Forum

Recycle Week 2019

Welcome to Recycle Week 2019!

The following links are a gateway to my environmental arts business which promises to promote valuable, innovative & resourceful ideas for a greener lifestyle.

Collaborate with ACE Creatives in building a better world for the future.

ACE Creatives educational workshops & services:

ACE Creatives Workshops (Ecology)

Check out Sylvie-D’s latest recycling project on YouTube & subscribe to post comments & likes:

The Toolbox

Follow Sylvie-D on Twitter:

Recycle Week 2019


A Celebration Of Summer

Thank you to all those who came to support our Summer Charity Concert 2019 & contributed to making it a success.

We were delighted to be a part of this community outreach event & hope that greater awareness has been made of the lifestyle & culture of the gypsy communities & the journey of Crisis in support of the homeless.

Gaudete are an upbeat creative duo who began publicly performing in early 2016 to recreate a variety of musical styles, with an emphasis on original interpretation and entertainment. Gaudete comprises two independent solo artists, Sylvie-D and Joshua Kohlmann.

Sylvie is a collaborative artist in North and West Yorkshire and is currently composing original material for a forthcoming solo album. She is also researching folk music for a contemporary community opera, Takes Two to Tango.

Joshua has written over 100 songs, as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. He is currently collating songs for an illustrated two-volume anthology and is working on a Viking musical, The Saga of King Olaf.

This is Gaudete’s seventh live charity concert since December 2016 & they are now available for hire for events & special occasions. Their debut EP Four Suits is for sale at: sylvie203@acecreatives.co.uk

Sylvie & Joshua

The Poppy (Armistice Centenary)


Armistice Centenary Collection 2018

The Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Commemorative Merchandise by Sylvie-D

The Poppy © ACE Creatives 2018

A war poem set to music, to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day.