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Details Unveiled of Underwater Music Event at Coastival

Wet Sounds

Details have been unveiled of a unique underwater music and visual arts experience planned for next month’s Coastival arts event in Scarborough.

‘Wet Sounds Scarborough’ will see the audience dive into the Scarborough Indoor Swimming Pool to enjoy music, sounds and images under and above the surface.

People joining in will be invited to move between two different ‘sound worlds’ and two different listening experiences, above and below the water.

The Guardian described a Wet Sounds event as “a bizarre experience, a bit otherworldly.”

Coastival is being organised by Scarborough-based arts organisation Create.

Director Wendy Holroyd said:

“Wet Sounds Scarborough has really begun to catch the public’s imagination and we are getting a lot of inquiries about it. We have never had anything like this before and it ties in beautifully with our desire to take Coastival into unusual and imaginative locations and venues. I fully expect it to be one of the highlights of Coastival 2016.”

Scarborough Indoor Pool is now managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council.

Kevan Murray, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Coastival to stage Wet Sounds Scarborough at the indoor pool. It promises to bring something new, unique and exciting to the pool and is perfectly in keeping with our desire to bring new experiences to the community of Scarborough to help local people fully enjoy this wonderful amenity.”

Wet Sounds Scarborough will be held at the indoor pool from 5.45 to 6.30pm and 7.15 to 8pm on Sunday 14th February. Tickets are £5 or £3 for under 12s and the balcony seats.

‘Wet Sounds Scarborough’ is just one of four commissions specially chosen to add something new to Coastival, which will run from 12th to 14th February.

‘A Light to Guide’ will be a lit story trail through the Spa gardens and South Cliff. A story, developed with children from East Ayton Primary School, will be transformed into an eco-friendly installation with each sentence illuminated, guiding visitors on an evening adventure.

‘The Prison Project’ will transform the disused prison off Dean Road, into Scarborough’s own Tate Modern, showcasing art work inspired by the prison.

 ‘The Many Faces of Scarborough’ will be an art installation, with three large translucent heads giving participants the chance to see their own face animated, fully lip-synced, telling stories, recounting legends, and singing short songs about life in Scarborough.

The full line-up for the festival has been announced and it will feature live music, theatre, drama, fine art and installations plus activities for children and young people.

More than 100 events, shows and attractions – the majority of them free – will be staged in and around Scarborough.

Copies of the Coastival 2016 programme are now available from Woodend, Scarborough Spa, The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Mojo’s, the YMCA, The Street, the Rotunda, Scarborough Library, the Art Gallery and a host of other cafes, shops and galleries.

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