A transcript of the audio is provided, please download here.
There will be British Sign Language interpreted tour on Thursday 3 March at 7pm. Register here
Find out more in our BSL video.
Relaxed session at 4-5pm every day.
The British Sign Language interpreted tour (for d/Deaf or hearing impaired people) will take place on Thursday 3 March at 7pm.
Where There Is Light is an immersive sound and light installation sharing the voices and stories of sanctuary seeking communities from across the country. It asks questions about where we find light in our lives, in ourselves, in others and in the world around us. Read more...
The soundscape draws on the voices and stories collected from a series of interviews that took place online during 2020’s lockdowns between sanctuary seeking communities from Coventry, Halton, Hull and Leicester. In the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic, we seek to rebuild, reconnect, and transform how communities, artists and venues operate, to ensure we stay connected in a world that can at times feel physically distanced, isolating or even lonely.
Where There Is Light will be a beautiful moment, a break in people’s day to day lives, to look outside of themselves and experience the world through someone else’s eyes and explore where there is light in their lives.
The soundscape was made collaboratively and remotely across borders in Leicester, Hull, Coventry and Portsmouth. Led by the arts collective Squidsoup and ArtReach, together with artist Sameena Khan, Audio Producer Dimple Patel, Lee Chaos for The Music Works and Composer Julian Gregory Bayliss; with funding from Arts Council England, and partnerships with Freedom Festival, Coventry City of Culture, Halton Borough of Culture, Journeys Festival International and Timber Festival, this artwork provides a truly poignant sensory experience exploring themes of light.
Led by arts collectives Squidsoup and ArtReach. Supported by Spirit of 2012.
Image: Mikal Ludlow
Credit: Timber Festival 2021 and Tom Arran, Freedom Festival 2021
As we begin to rebuild and reconnect in the aftermath of the pandemic, Where There Is Light invites us to reflect on how hope can be found even in the darkest of times. ArtReach’s Executive Artistic Producer Maddie Smart told us more about how the project came together.