Light & Sound Takeover

  • Price:
    Free event
  • Best for ages:
    all ages

Light, music and sound take over Theatre Square in this one-night spectacle.

At its heart is Chorus by award-winning artist Ray Lee, a monumental installation of giant sculptures, a celestial choir of spinning sound machines.

Towering above the audience, a series of loudspeakers emit precisely tuned musical pitches, singing out a siren call to everyone watching and listening.

In and around Stratford Circus Arts Centre, the takeover continues with installations and music from our live DJ. Adventure around the venue where, from the vocal to the visual, you can explore the creative bounds of light and sound from a range of artists who integrate these elements into their work – curated by our Young Producers.

Chorus by Ray Lee is commissioned by Corn Exchange Newbury, Oxford Contemporary Music and Oxford Brookes University and produced by Simon Chatterton.

Line Up:

Ongoing from 6.30pm:

Ray Lee’s Chorus: 5.30pm | 7pm | 9.30pm in Theatre Square
A monumental installation of giant sculptures, a celestial choir of spinning sound machines, towering above the audience.

Chivaree Fire Artists: 7.30pm | 8.20pm | 9.10pm outside main entrance
Watch as multi-skilled performer Edward Gosling plays with fire in a series of mindblowing tricks, using poi, staff and whip and skipping ropes

Lula Mebrahtu: 8pm in the bar
The enchanting ‘MiMu glover’ – using cutting edge wearable technology of MiMu gloves, Lula creates an immersive live performance within an audio/visual installation that takes the audience on a journey

DJ Lumes will be playing his signature sounds all evening in the bar

VJ Femi Akinyemi responds to the sights and sounds of the night, projecting visuals onto the wall of the Picturehouse cinema

Exhibitions in C2 Gallery:

Lauren Baker, who uses neon light to express her positive messages and life mantras in her work

Camilla Hanney's beautiful ‘pin prick’ drawings inspired by the process and labour of lace-making and light is used to shine through their intricate detail.