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Festivals - Events - Workshops

bringing contemporary music and arts to the widest possible audience


Saturday Aug 19th to Monday Aug 28th

Colourscape returns to Cassiobury Park in Watford with a full ten-day festival

Our brand-new FESTIVAL TWO Colourscape will be installed in Cassiobury Park from August 19th to 28th. Enter a new world of colour and light. Explore a unique labyrinth of over 70 interlinked chambers of intense colours and discover musicians and dancers interacting with you.

Weekends will feature ensembles; dancers; new instruments, computer music. Weekdays will feature resident musician Michael Ormiston presenting family-friendly music where you can join in. FULL DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER....WATCH THIS SPACE!


Saturday Aug 19th: Music and Dance with Alan Tomlinson (trombone); John Butcher (sax); David Stevens (computers and sensors) plus dancer Jordan James Bridge
Sunday Aug 20th: Beibei Wang performs Chinese and contemporary percussion (with friends) PLUS Stevie Wishart, contemporary Hurdy-Gurdy with computer processing by Lawrence Casserley
Monday Aug 21st to Friday Aug 25th: our resident musician Michael Ormiston: free-flowing performances and workshops for families. Fantastic for all ages from babies through to 100 year-olds
Saturday Aug 26th: Michael Ormiston and Domenic DeCicco perform on a wide range of ethnic instruments from around the world
Sunday Aug 27th: Rarescale ensemble perform new music with microtonal flutes, oboe, clarinet and electronics.
Monday Aug 28th: Vocal Trio VOICE perform contemporary music by British composers alongside modern settings of folk music from the British Isles and Eastern Europe. Many of the pieces in their programme were written especially for the trio, with beautiful harmonies and settings of poetic, secular, and sacred texts. PLUS performances on flutes (inc bass flute) by Festival Director, Simon Desorgher)

LOCATION: Near the Bandstand, Cassiobury Park Ave/Shepherds Rd, Watford WD18 7HY. Nearest station Watford Metropolitan Line.

TIMES: From 11 to 5pm Weekends and Bank Holiday Monday and from 11am to 4pm Monday - Friday (NOTE - Music plays from 11.30 to 4pm weekends and 11.30 to 3.30 weekdays. To experience Colourscape in a quieter way the best time is the final 30 mins of the day)