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Bodies of Water

25th Oct 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:30


Frome composer Helen Ottaway and Glastonbury-based artist Melanie Thompson present an evening of illustrated talks where you will find yourself immersed in stories from their residencies located in two very different parts of the world.

Through film, sound installation, demonstration and specially prepared talks, Melanie and Helen will take you through the fascinating process of creating original site-specific work in response to Sri Lanka and Denmark.

Helen was sponsored by Inside Out Dorset to take part in the Sura Medura International Artists Residency in Sri Lanka. She spent six weeks in Hikkaduwa on the South West coast of the island, collecting sea sounds, drawing music on the beach and creating music for a magical musical box.

Melanie was invited to collaborate with Reflektion Teatre, Denmark and its director, Bjarne Sandborg. She spent two years visiting and working in Aarhus, Denmark, creating two solo performances and a film about drowning.

Helen has lived in Frome for the last 22 years and has during that time presented concerts, exhibitions and installations in Frome and surrounding area as well as working nationally and internationally. She was composer in residence for Frome Festival in 2006 and has written music for Frome Youth Choir and Frome Town Youth Band as well as creating projects for Frome schools.

Doors open at 7.00 pm. The presentations will start promptly at 7.30pm and will last an hour followed by a Q&A with the artists. Latecomers will be admitted at the interval (8.00pm).

The Silk Mill is a fully accessible venue. Disabled parking can be arranged on request.
Refreshments available.                               For further info phone 01373 467201.


25th Oct 2018
19:30 - 21:30
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The Silk Mill
Merchants Barton
Frome, BA11 1PT United Kingdom
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01373 455420