Travelling Light (2020)

Travelling Light is a new mobile artwork by the digital art group Squidsoup, the artists behind the installation Where There is Light (Gloucester Cathedral Jan 2020).

Inspired by travelling funfairs, circuses and carnivals Travelling Light brings light and sound to the heart of Gloucester, spreading joy during these dark and difficult time. Moving through the streets, thousands of points of lights mounted onto the back of bikes, dance and pulse to the beat of a unique, local soundscape created in collaboration with Gloucester Culture Trust, The Music Works, Multi Story Orchestra and local artists – highlighting the musical and creative talent of the city.

Travelling Light will be in the streets of White City, supported by The Venture, Podsmead supported by Gloucester Athletics Club, Wheels for All and the City Centre. Watch and listen from doorways, windows and streets as this travelling spectacle voyages past.

To ensure the safety of all those involved we ask that you do not follow the artworks or gather in crowds on the streets.

Travelling Light is a Squidsoup project commissioned by Gloucester Culture Trust and funded by the Arts Council England, with support from The Venture: White City and Gloucester Athletics Club: Wheels for All.

The Travelling Light soundtrack is created by Dylan Williams of Gloucester Culture Trust in partnership with The Music Works, Multi Story Orchestra and local creatives.

Shortback – Soundscape 1 by Dylan Williams
Gloucester Audience Responses Commission by Gloucester Culture Trust & JPDL
JPDL x Yogi Beats Minimix by JPDL
Contraband by Nat Oaks supported by The Music Works www.themusicworks.org.uk
Shortback – Soundscape 3 by Dylan Williams
Of Earth And Sky Poem by Rizpah Brinkman
The World Awakens by Multi Story Orchestra www.multi-story.org.uk
Shortback Soundscape 2 by Dylan Williams

This project has been carried out in partnership with Strike a Light and Southwark Music Hub.
Composer – Kate Whitley
Text – Laura Attridge
Animation – Mary Martins
Sound Engineer – Steve Pycroft
Soloists
Kate Royal – Soprano
Sarah-Jane Lewis – Soprano
Matthew Rose – Bass
Generously Supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Hilden Charitable Fund and the John and Susan Bowers Fund.

With huge thanks to the schools that made up our virtual choir
Highnam C of E Primary Academy, Gloucester
Newent Community School, Gloucester
St Peter’s High School, Gloucester
Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park
John Donne Primary School, Peckham
Kender Primary School Lewisham
Peckham Academy of Music
Peckham Free School
St Thomas’ the Apostle School, Peckham

Bright Nights is presented by Gloucester Culture Trust and Gloucester City Council and supported by Arts Council England
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