High Spirits

We are delighted to announce that thanks to funding from East Suffolk Council we are launching a brand new creative project for visually impaired people living in East Suffolk. High Spirits will invite community participants to work with professional artists to create a new audio drama inspired by Suffolk’s spooky heritage. The project, based atContinue reading “High Spirits”

Immersive History at The Hold

Cohere Arts had a blast earlier this month staging an immersive theatre event and audio performance at The Hold, Suffolk Archives’ brand new home in Ipswich near the waterfront. Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund, the event on 2nd September 2021 was attended by teachers from primary and secondary schools across Suffolk, who were introduced toContinue reading “Immersive History at The Hold”

Witchfinder Day at Christchurch Mansion

“The flow of the piece carried me through the mansion, which wrapped the sound into another time. At times I found my feet dancing, tapping, sidestepping and twirling.” Audio performance audience member Witchfinder Day, 19th August 2021, was a bit of an experiment. Ipswich Museum had kindly given Cohere Arts access to the wonderful ChristchurchContinue reading “Witchfinder Day at Christchurch Mansion”

Community workshops

The most recent phase of our Witchfinder project began in June 2021, with the kind support of Heritage Lottery Fund and National Lottery players. Due to the restrictions the pandemic had placed on live performance, we had decided to develop Witchfinder as an immersive audio performance, and needed an intergenerational community chorus to join ourContinue reading “Community workshops”

Out of adversity, a truly extraordinary few days

Adapting Witchfinder as a purely audio performance has been a new experience for the entire creative team. Our recent rehearsal workshops at DanceEast in Ipswich alongside community theatre company Unscene Suffolk were testament to this; taking each of us on an unexpected journey of refocusing, re-learning and really listening. “Witchfinder has evolved because of theContinue reading “Out of adversity, a truly extraordinary few days”

Developing a Soundworld

In May/June 2021 thanks to the support of Arts Council England and DanceEast we were able to invest some serious time and expertise in exploring a temporary new direction for Witchfinder. The restrictions placed on singing and live performance had inspired the company to develop the piece as an audio performance, incorporating foley sound collectionContinue reading “Developing a Soundworld”