Read about our latest project Witchfinder, the concepts and history behind the work, the people and the places involved.
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”
“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”
After our initial residency in chilly December 2020, it was wonderful to spend another 4 days at Walpole Old Chapel in Suffolk in the glorious July sunshine. This time the goal of our residency was to make an audio recording of Matthew Hopkins-inspired music theatre piece Witchfinder within the wonderful acoustics of the chapel. OurContinue reading “Recording Witchfinder at Walpole Old Chapel”
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”
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