Musician and sound artist Emma Welton is leading a series of Sunday afternoon sound walks as part of Exeter Dream Festival, a ten-week programme of events celebrating Cygnet Theatre’s 40th anniversary that continues until the beginning of July.
Each walk explores different sonic environments while listening to the city’s music and noticing human, more-than-human and hidden sounds.
Participants are invited to walk slowly, following their ears, with minimal conversation. There are pauses to listen, seek out sounds and imagine those of the city’s past and future.
The walks offer new ways of experiencing familiar places, noticing the sounds of trees, birds and people and how seasons, weather, landscapes and buildings change what we hear.
Each walk takes around an hour and a half, depending on the weather and the group, and follows a one and a quarter mile circular route.
Dates and meeting places:
- Sunday 15 May - Miller’s Bridge
- Sunday 29 May - Mill on the Exe
- Sunday 12 June - Piazza Terracina
- Sunday 26 June - Cygnet Theatre
All walks start at 2pm and are free. Email [email protected] to book a place.