Cloudscapes at Studland Beach


Activate Performing Arts are delighted to present Gobbledegook Theatre's Cloudscapes at Knoll Beach on Sunday 15 September.

Originally commissioned by Activate for Inside Out Dorset Festival 2016, this presentation of Cloudscapes forms an accompanying event at Studland to compliment a National Trust event; Artist, Katie Paterson’s participatory artwork, First There Is A Mountain that will be taking place at Shell Bay Beach, Studland, on Sunday 15 September. This is the artwork's only Dorset presentation on its journey across 24 UK National Trust high-profile coastal venues. Details here

Cloudscapes is a contemplative artwork where you are invited to stop and cloudgaze and consider your place in the world. The piece is set outdoors — creating a natural cloud-gazing arena.

Lie back on giant comfotable beanbags and listen on headphones to the 45-minute piece narrated by Gobbledegook founder, artist and creator Lorna Rees, where she soothes you with her personal musings on cloud formation interspersed with stories about her relationship with the troposphere and on the journey of a lifetime she took, accompanied by her Father. An enjoyable, uplifting and reflective experience.

After listening to the work, audience members are invited to visit the Cloud Museum housed in a vintage horse trailer, and then at the end of the day visit the Discovery Centre to meet with Lorna and have an informal chat about her inspirations around Cloudscapes and her work as an artist and performer.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event - NT admission and/or parking charges apply, if appropriate
  • Studland Bay  -  Knoll Beach car park.

Cloudscapes takes place in the blow out in the sand dunes

Sunday 15 September, 2019

Sessions throughout the day from 10:30am – 3:30pm

Banner Image: Tony Gill

Activate front page featured Image: Brendan Buesnel



Age suitability: 
Schedule info: 
throughout the day 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • photo Brendan Buesnel

  • Photo: Tony Gill

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