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Colourscape
21 to 30 August 2021
Cassiobury Park (directions)

Enter a new world of colour and light. Explore a unique labyrinth of 70 interlinked chambers of intense colours and discover musicians and dancers interacting with you.

Explore for a while and discover long views of intense colour and light. Move forwards and another view opens up - and another - and another!  Musicians and dancers are found anywhere in this extraordinary space leading you on a journey of colour, music and space.

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.

OPENING TIMES

Monday to Friday: 12 to 5pm (last admission 4.20pm)

Weekends and Bank Holiday Monday: 12 to 6pm (last admission 5.20pm)

(Quiet times 12 – 12.30 and final 30 minutes (final hour at weekends) with no music but continuous performances throughout the rest of the day).

LOCATION

Cassiobury Park, WD18 7HY near to the Cha Cafe and bandstand (postcode for car park: WD18 7LG)

ADMISSION

Adults: £5; Children £3 - your ticket admits you for up to 40 minutes.

TICKETS

Available only on the door on the day of the event. We run a "virtual queuing" system where visitors will be allocated a time-slot when arriving at Colourscape avoiding the need to queue. Instead you can enjoy Cassiobury Park and the nearby café while waiting for your time.

FESTIVAL DIARY

  • Sat 21 Aug:  Hurdy-Gurdy, trombone and computers - Stevie Wishart shows how baroque string instruments can be transported into the 21st century and amazing trombonist Alan Tomlinson gives his unique theatrical performances.

  • Sun 22 Aug:  Sylvia Hallett and Mike Adcock perform on unusual instruments including an amplified bicycle wheel, musical saw and slate xylophone.

  • Mon 23 to Fri 27 Aug:  our resident musician Michael Ormiston: free-flowing performances and workshops for families. Fantastic for all ages from babies through to 100 year-olds.

  • Sat 28 Aug: HYPERYAK - unique ensemble with Lawrence Casserley (computers); Simon Desorgher (panpipes/flutes); Jeff Higley (Tibetan Singing Bowls); Michael Ormiston (Mongolian Overtone Singing).

  • Sun 29 Aug: Chinese percussion and computers: Beibei Wang plays Chinese drums, percussion, water instruments and local Watford composer, David Stevens, transforms her sound into new computer textures. Movement artist Jemima Brown dances through Colourscape to add a spatial dimension.

  • Mon 30 Aug: Ansuman Biswas and friends perform through the day. Ansuman plays a wide range of Asian instruments and other ethnic percussion.

Important things to know:

  • Pay on the day for entry into Colourscape

  • There may be a queue at busy times

  • Pushchairs are not allowed inside Colourscape, please park them outside and collect when you’ve been through

  • Wheelchairs can be accommodated in Colourscape (unfortunately we cannot accommodate mobility and electric scooters)

  • Families with SEN children please make yourself known to the Colourscape staff

  • Child ticket applies for ages 0-16 inclusive