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Festivals - Events - Workshops

bringing contemporary music and arts to the widest possible audience


Visitor's Comments

"Incredible shift of emotions and sensations associated with moving from one colour to another. Red was powerful on a physical level compared to blue and violet. In every combination of colour each pathway became a journey into the unknown".
"A wonderful way to study colour theory in the real –I found the red overwhelming. A beautiful place to make all sorts of relationships between space, colour, air sound"
"Fantastic! Walking like angels in that intriguing colour and shape".
"The blues and soft greys went on forever. I could feel myself expanding with the red and growing calmer with the greens and blues. The people were dancers on a stage like a surreal abstract ballet. The music was excellent and much appreciated".
"Fantastic – hard to believe it was all natural light. Delightful to see the wonder on children’s faces. And educational! Thank you for daring to be so creative".
"A fantastic experience. Our companion has a learning disability and finds it hard to relax, he laid down for nearly an hour and looked very relaxed! That’s quite an achievement".
"Unforgettable experience. The colours –the atmosphere gets you after a very short time. You feel free and happy and you see other people’s eyes shining too. The dance performance was excellent".
"Colourscape was excellent! A brilliant, adventurous and unusual event for Rotherham - a town that needs vibrant events!  Performances with strange music were a real experience."
"This was awe striking.  The sound and colour felt like we were in a meditative trance whilst listening to the music."
"Fascinating - loved the singing and the calm. A very powerful experience"
"Thanks for a new and different experience. The Colourscape structure itself is great for all ages but especially the children. The acts were at times thought-provoking and challenging with great musical and abstract accompaniments. Great!"
"I have had some surreal experiences but this takes the biscuit! And there was Gamelan too! Outstanding and memorable - thank you"

Workshop Comments from Mainstream and Special Needs Schools

About Colour workshops and Colourscape
"Consistently high quality and sensitive presentation.  A truly amazing environment"
"A beautiful, refreshing experience. Lots of language and expression achieved"
"Amazing - the children loved the experience and learned a lot about colours and mixing colours - linked to our art skills.  They also wrote poems about colours in Literacy on their return"
"All members of the event team were friendly, welcoming and professional. Event very well managed/organised"
About Music workshops
"Brilliant workshop - loads of fun - students relished every minute!"
"... (the workshop leader) was brilliant with the children, relating very well tho the age group. I still can't get over how amazing his voice work was. We have followed up the workshop in school."
"A fantastic opportunity for the children to work together using instruments that we do not have in school."
"Very good approach, very therapeutic and rewarding!"
"I witnessed a student (wheelchair-bound) gradually realising the fact that her arms/head were creating the sounds, not her voice. I think further work would greatly expand on her abilities"
"Richer and therefore more engaged experience of music. Instruments and especially electronic material used are excellent for students with reduced mobility"
"It certainly showed us that music-wise, we can put our expectations from students higher. It has shown a great potential in some"
“Students were very creative and comfortable. Profoundly disabled students really looked and really knew that they were making the music. Students with Autism and behavioural problems that I thought would not come in or cope with Colourscape coped well, enjoyed it and would not leave with their group.”

Workshop Comments from Elderly Care Homes

"One person with severe sight loss, was caught up in the atmosphere and was waving her hands around. She looked like she didn't have an impairment at all. It liberated her"
“ The colour/sensory area was fascinating for the residents. They were stimulated by the changes in colour and also they seemed to get the hang of being able to change the colours themselves using the sensors”
“David and Simon were fantastic – their understanding and patience with people with Dementia was great... involved everyone in the group regardless of abilities.... professional relationship with staff and residents alike.”
"It was fantastic for relatives to see a performance at the end of the week which was completed by all"
“One person felt the whole experience was a positive one and gave her a sense of calmness which has continued since the project”
Resident's comment: "I do not feel tormented any more"