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No Going Back 2 (Extended Version)

No Going Back 2 (Extended Version)

  • 24–26 September 2021
  • Symondsbury Estate

Local artists Karen Wimhurst and Ed Bersey have sculpted a brand new Audio Artwork focusing on the accelerating dangers of climate change in a world scarred by the pandemic.

This work will play in the grass bowl when Rodadoras is not being performed

In their compelling soundtrack with original music discover the passionate voices from a diverse range of people talking about their changing priorities in a world forever altered because of the pandemic.

“Together we face a climate and ecological emergency. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our way of life overnight. Having quickly adopted such drastic measures to save lives, we now know what is possible, both from our government and ourselves. Now is the time to create a new future.”  With this statement in mind, Composer, Karen Wimhurst and Ed Bersey (Sylvafield Studios) have created this audio collage of spoken voices from Shaftesbury, North Dorset, underscored with original music.

*This is a longer version of the Inside Out Dorset commission that premieres at Moors Valley.

Composer: Karen Wimhurst

Sound: Ed Bersey




No Going Back 2 (Extended Edition) is supported by Arts Council England, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, DCMS, Dorset Council, Dorset AONB, Jerwood Arts, Artful Scribe, The Garrick Club Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, Symondsbury Estate, LAND and The Green Carpet.



This work will be presented on a flat grass area with grassy banks on all four sides. The distance to Front of House is approximately 140m, and there is seating available in vicinity.

Further access information can be found through the ‘plan your visit’ link below.

Plan Your Visit

With the current climate crisis, we try to work in a greener way and understand that we all need to be part of the solution in protecting our planet. We encourage you to consider how you get to the festival and adapt to ‘greener’ ways if possible. Follow this link to plan your visit and read full access information.

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