Soundings from Essex 7
Monday Sept 7th 7pm ZOOM EVENT
Water and Land: Splash, Burble, Gurgle, Whoosh (and the GREAT STINK!)
The World Premiere of a MegaSong written by Essex children with scientists from Essex & Suffolk Water which show just how far we have come from THE GREAT STINK of 1858 – the subject of this week’s smelly talk from Dr Patricia Fara. Cholera raged and dead animals drifted down the Thames and were swept out to sea along the Essex coast. It took the Great Stink of 1858 to eventually force the government to clean up London’s water.
The first of our celebrations of work by participants in the “Echoes from Essex” project whose MEGASONG is accompanied by a new animation by Jack Cornell made up of images of the models the children made showing how lovely CLEAN water gets from the clouds to your tap – WATER’S WORTH SAVING!!!!!!! – especially as it doesn’t stink anymore……
Lauren Lister – British Sign Language Interpreter
MUSIC & ART
“The Story of Splash, Burble, Gurgle and Whoosh – WATER’S WORTH SAVING!” by Essex children who took part in workshops with Essex & Suffolk Water scientists, electric voice theatre composers Frances M Lynch and Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Essex Music Hub Workshop Leader Nicola Collis and Artist – Jack Cornell
Performed by the children themselves.
PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSION (including audience Q&A)
Dr Patricia Fara – Science Historian, Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge
Some of the composers and scientists involved in the workshops join in the conversation.
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SOUNDINGS FROM ESSEX
A celebration of Essex’s splendid women of science!
Every Monday at 7pm on Zoom from July 27th – September 14th
In eight weekly episodes of music, art and conversation, historian Patricia Fara and modern scientists will discuss the achievements and frustrations of Essex’s female pioneers. Two special editions in September will feature music, art and science created by local people over the summer. All events include a live BSL interpreter.
Part of electric voice theatre’s Minerva Scientifica project “Echoes from Essex” in collaboration with Chelmsford Civic Theatre.