We're All Bats Dover
A season of Listening Arts workshops and events in Dover, UK, in Summer 2023.
We engage different communities in Dover and the surroundings in the themes of:
Early Years Listeners, Listening to Ourselves, Listening Spaces, Cultures of Listening.
Kindly funded by Arts Council England.
Our partners: Dover Big Local, Migrant Help UK, Liquid Listening, Future Foundry, Dover Community Radio.
Team: Producer - Joel Cahen. Local Creative Facilitator - Sarah Dimech
All events are free to attend. Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Email email@example.com with your name and your reservation request.
Wet Sounds tickets have sold out.
FROM WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Artists: Alice Phelps and workshop participants,
Sound design and mix by Margherita Brillada
A 15min narrative music piece by residents of Dover who, led by Alice Phelps, have created a sound poem about the river Dour that runs through Dover.
Broadcast on Dover Community Radio.
"I was really pleased to be part of the second workshop. It was an amazing day with many fantastic memories and it is hugely rewarding to hear our piece (both sides of the river) produced up and heard on Dover Community Radio.Alice Katherine Phelps was amazing at bringing us all together and creating something we really didn't expect to happen at the outset. We loved going into the studio and getting the chance to record too. A really awesome experience" - Yolanda
‘Poetry can communicate before it is understood’ - T.S Eliot --------------
A 15 min radio/music piece including a specially created poem by the participants, with words and songs in Pidgin, Yoruba, Albanian, Urdu, Hindi.
The sound poem has been created by participants following poem generation techniques that use the deep listening of nature to uncover feelings, emotions and narratives. A collaborative Project with 7 female participants who are survivors of modern slavery and trafficking.
Broadcast on Dover Community Radio.
Created by participants of the Sound Film workshop, this track represents the story of a small group that has been caught in the Rye Castle grounds. the farmers and their sheep clamped their car and managed to place them in an MRI machine disguised as a sunbed proceeded to produce from them a kind of spam which they sold locally. The survivors fled for the sea, we dont know what became of them.
Mixed by Joel Cahen and played at Wet Sounds Dover.
18:00 - 19:00
Eclipse Yoga Centre For Wellbeing, Waterloo Crescent, Dover
A meditational listening sessions using gongs and bowls. Andre conducts a sound session intended for deep listening.
Tune in to the subtle vibrations of the gongs as they resound in the room and create an enveloping nurturing experience. Lie back, relax.
Fri 25th Aug
13:30 - 15:30
St. Radigunds Community Centre, Poulton Close, Dover CT17 0HL, UK
Aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 11, and developed by sound artists, the workshop removes exploratory barriers and allows children to engage with sound freely and playfully. Attendees are encouraged to adopt a sense of careful listening and sonic curiosity through numerous listening activities.
Children are also given access to bespoke soundboxes, transducers and other sound-generating devices and materials, allowing them to explore how sound travels through materials and objects.
Sun 27th Aug
UKAEA and a small orchestra of self-made synths
LUMINOUS PROCURESS SOUND SWAP
18:30 - 19:30
Biggin Hall, Biggin Street, Dover CT16 1BD, UK
Live soundtrack to queer cinema cult classic LUMINOUS PROCURESS (1971) directed by Steve Arnold, a film that displayed camp glamour and transgender opulence ahead of its time and appraised by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol when it was released.
The live soundtrack is by UKAEA and participants of the Build a Synth workshop. The film has been edited to suit all audiences.
Mon 28th Aug
Rebecca Horrox and workshop participants
13:00 - 16:00
Market Square, Dover
ASMR is the practice of moving sound around a listeners head. Like a microscopic experience of sound, you listen to close up sonic textures combined with movement around your head. It is a unique experience to have in a public space.
In pop-up locations near Market Square you are invited for a Sound Massage, sit, close your eyes and be sonically transported for 4min.
Sat 26th Aug
Alice Phelps, Ben Kelly, Margherita Brillada
NO TEARS, ONLY OUR EYES SPEAK
19:00 Fri 25th Aug
Dover Community Radio
‘Poetry can communicate before it is understood’ - T.S Eliot -------------- A 15 min radio/music piece including a specially created poem by the participants, with words and songs in Pidgin, Yoruba, Albanian, Urdu, Hindi.
The sound poem has been created by participants following poem generation techniques that use the deep listening of nature to uncover feelings, emotions and narratives. A collaborative Project with 7 female participants who are survivors of modern slavery and trafficking,
and currently under the protection and care of Migrant Help UK MSVCC department.
09:00 Sat 26th Aug
19:15 - 20:15
Dover District Leisure Centre, Fitness Fields, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3FZ, UK
An underwater concert at the pool, bring your swimwear and immerse in music inside and outside the water. Underwater sound travels 4 times faster than in air, it is immediate and super clear.
Wet Sounds is an internationally acclaimed award-winning surreal music experience and it is coming to Dover for one evening only. Dont miss this exceptional music event. www.wetsounds.co.uk for more info.
Sat 2nd Sept