What’s On

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  1. Gaia at Symondsbury

    • 24–26 September 2021
    • 10:00AM - 10:00PM (last entry 9:30PM)
    • Park Copse, Symondsbury Estate

    In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Enjoy contemplating this spectacular artwork in the tranquil woodland of Symondsbury Estate. Measuring seven metres in diameter, Luke Jerram’s Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface*. This huge artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet like never before, floating in three-dimensions. […]

  2. Geophonic

    • 24–26 September 2021
    • Performances at 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM each day.
    • Symondsbury Estate

    We hear geology all the time but we might not realise that we are doing so. Geophonic is a brand new work, premiered at Inside Out Dorset Festival by our Associate Artist, Dorset-based creative and performer Lorna Rees. She has created an interactive sound walk experience, a journey through Symondsbury Estate that will make you […]

  3. The Whistlers

    • 24–26 September 2021
    • 2 performances daily at 12:30PM and 4:30PM
    • Ebb Plantation within Symondsbury Estate

      The Whistlers are an ancient culture of people who live in dense forests in remote, often mountainous areas. They live in close, symbiotic relationship with songbirds and communicate by whistling. This extraordinary and unique culture of people is under threat. They are moving from their traditional homes, deep in the forests of Eastern Europe. […]

  4. Partnering with Earth

    • 24–26 September 2021
    • 4 performances daily at 10:30AM, 12:00PM, 2:30PM & 4:00PM
    • Symondsbury Estate

    Artist Dave Young (The Shouting Mute) is joined by designer Sophie Fretwell and sound designer Jonathan Leitch to create an immersive poetic installation. If the Earth could speak, what would it say? Interviewing and collecting thoughts from local farmers, scientists and activists about their relationship with the landscape in Dorset, capturing their views on climate […]

  5. Gallycrows

    • 24–26 September 2021
    • From 11:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Symondsbury Estate

    The Gallycrows* (*Old Dorset for scarecrow) Watch out for them, as they arrive in Symondsbury, appearing as if from nowhere with what looks like the world on their backs. Who are they? What do they want? Audiences are invited to meet these interactive characters created especially for Inside Out Dorset by local favourites, Angel Exit […]

  6. Talking Tent

    • 24–26 September 2021
    • 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    • Symondsbury Estate

    Talking Tent forms a part of Dorset AONB’s (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) 60th anniversary activities. During the last year many people have rekindled their love of natural landscapes and enjoyed both walking and relaxing in outdoor spaces near to where they live. Having time to sense the slowly unfolding seasons has also allowed people […]

  7. Rodadoras

    • 24–26 September 2021
    • Twice daily at 1:30PM and 4:30PM
    • Symondsbury Estate

    Performed in a bed of soil, Rodadoras explores the themes of femicide and ecofeminism. Through a rhythmical jig of floor work three female dancers roll, fall and slam into the earth; their bodies becoming fully immersed in their surroundings. Shielded behind their hair which is tossed about and flailing, as though a protagonist, the performers […]

  8. No Going Back 2 (Extended Version)

    • 24–26 September 2021
    • 10:00AM-1:00PM, 2:00PM-4:00PM
    • 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 […]

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