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Audio Artwork with original music, highlighting the Climate Emergency

  • 17–19 September 2021
  • Picnic Area, Moors Valley Country Park & Forest

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.

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 and experienced in the form of a drop-in listening session that is available to listen to any time throughout the day.

Situated in the Moors Valley Picnic Area, this drop-in artwork can be experienced any time, 10:00AM-10:00PM and lasts around 5 minutes.

Composer: Karen Wimhurst

Sound: Ed Bersey




No Going Back is supported by Arts Council EnglandDCMS, DorsetAONBDorset Council, Forestry England, Cultural Hub & Wave

Click here for a forest-themed Activity Pack to enjoy


No Going Back will be located in the Moors Valley picnic area, approximately 206m from the Visitor Centre. The terrain is hard-standing tarmac changing to hard standing gravel to the area itself, which is then a mix of hard-standing gravel and compacted earth (levelled for accessible routes).

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 to Inside Out Dorset.

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