Echoes from Essex – Minerva Scientifica
July 27th – September 23rd
An explosion of creativity, science and music all summer long, celebrating outstanding women in science and music from Essex past and present
SOUNDINGS FROM ESSEX Weekly music, art, science and conversation
ESSEX VIRTUAL CHOIR Singing for Science
SPLASH, BURBLE, GURGLE, WHOOSH The creation of the magnificent Essex Water Cycle MEGASONG by Essex Children
“Hope for Essex”
a music theatre production
with Chelmsford Civic Theatre
electric voice theatre celebrates Essex’s splendid women of science!
In eight episodes of music, art and conversation, historian Patricia Fara and modern scientists discuss the achievements and frustrations of Essex’s female pioneers. Two special editions feature music, art and science created by local people over the summer of 2020
What happens when a SPLASH of water falls to earth?
What makes it BURBLE along in the river?
Does it GURGLE while it’s being cleaned?
Do you know why it needs to WHOOSH on the way to your tap?
The Magnificent MEGASONG created from these questions by a group of Essex children during workshops in early August 2020 will soon be available online. They had a bit of help from scientists from Essex & Suffolk Water, artist Jack Cornell and composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad – and of course workshop leaders from electric voice theatre and Essex Music Hub. Get ready for science, art, music and funny noises all wrapped up in H2O!
Minerva Scientifica – ECHOES FROM ESSEX