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Partnering with Earth

Our landscape through poetry.

  • 24-26 September 2021
  • Symondsbury Estate

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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 change in this poetic exploration.

Experience this installation created from natural and upcycled materials. You’ll hear a soundscape of poems and verbatim recordings from interviews as we explore our relationship with the Earth.


Some of the innovative costume designs created by the Arts University Bournemouth’s project ‘Costumes for Change’ will be showcased here to address the issues of climate change and the environment.  



Laura Doble

Emilly Rogers

Joshua Ward


Creator/ Director: Dave Young, The Shouting Mute                         

Designer: Sophie Fretwell                 

Sound designer: Jonathan Leitch                  

Sound technician: Tom Hughes                    

Costume designer: Ella Kearvell                               

Costume designer: Benedicte Olsson Lønes

Costume designer: Camille Bourasseau       

Horticulturalist: Devon Pering                        

On Site Manager/Creative Producer: Ciaran Parsons          

Personal Assistant /Associate Artist: Ellisha Brinkhurst       

Project Manager/Producer: Emma Young

Thanks to: Adele Keeley and Arts University BournemouthCostume for Change‘ project and all of the participants of our interviews and to those who contributed by writing pledges.



Partnering with Earth 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 performance takes place on hard-standing terrain. The route between sections is approximately 55m, and the distance to Front of House approximately 65m.  The performance involves standing and walking, and there is some 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 to Inside Out Dorset.

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