Music of the Spheres


24.07.2021 to 24.07.2021

Castle Park

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Music of the Spheres

Castle Park

12:30pm to 2:00pm
24 July 2021

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Music of the Spheres

Castle Park

12:30pm to 2:00pm
24 July 2021

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24 July 20213:00pm to 4:30pm Book Now

24 July 20215:30pm to 7:00pm Book Now

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Overview


A spectacular Outdoor Event with performances designed for the “new normal” of social distancing

Colchester Events, in association with Eye Music, is staging a brand new, spectacular music and dance event at Colchester’s Castle Park this July. 

‘Music of the Spheres’ has thrilled audiences around the UK and Europe, including at Latitude and the Henley Festival. Now, with support from Arts Council England, the event is making its Essex debut at Castle Park, Colchester on Saturday 24th July 2021. 

Visitors will experience breath-taking performances of contemporary music and dance designed by Eye Music – a charitable trust founded by composers Lawrence Casserley and Simon Desorgher. 

Each 90-minute performance starts with dancers and musicians within land-based, transparent spheres and domes moving around the audience – enabling socially-distanced performances and providing a great theatrical spectacle. Musicians perform on flute, violin and accordion, as well as more unusual instruments from around the world such as Tibetan Singing Bowls and a slate xylophone. 

The highlight of the event will see a giant Sphere, the size of a four-storey building, launched onto the Park’s boating lake. Inside, aerial dancer Claire Crook will spin and spiral on silks suspended from the centre. The Sphere performs a ballet on the lake as it moves over the surface of the water controlled by the Eye Music technical team.  

The finale of each show also takes place within giant Spheres and Domes set to new music composed and performed by Simon Desorgher on the flute. 

PLEASE MAKE SURE WHEN YOU CLICK BOOK NOW THAT YOU SELECT THE YOUR CHOSEN TIME FROM THE DROP DOWN LIST

12.30PM – 2PM

3PM – 4.30PM

5.30PM – 7PM

Times


There will be three 90-minute performances throughout the afternoon and early evening at 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm. Ticket holders can bring chairs and blankets and enjoy their own picnic, or pre order Afternoon Tea style sandwiches and Cream Teas from ‘Café In The Park’ when booking tickets.  

Tickets:


STANDARD – £5.30 plus booking fee

CONCESSIONS (OVER 65 & UNDER 12) – £3 plus booking fee

Group of 4 OFFER – Buy 3 and get another free! 

Additional items:


CREAM TEA  – £7.60
1 Scone served with Rodda’s Clotted Cream, Strawberry Jam & Butter
Tea or Coffee

AFTERNOON TEA STYLE SANDWICHES –  £7.50
Served with choice of crisps Ready Salted, Cheese & Onion or Salt & Vinegar
White Or Granary Bread
Choice of sandwiches below:

Scottish Highland smoked salmon & Cream Cheese
King prawn cocktail
Tuna & Cucumber
Chicken Caesar
Mature Cheddar & Tomato

CREAM TEA & SANDWICH COMBO £13.75
Cream Tea & Choice of sandwich above

Castle Park


  • Accessibility

    • Blue badge and disabled car parking is available in the High Street and Castle Street. Most areas of the Park are fully accessible on tarmac paths. However, as a historic landscape, some areas are only accessible by steps – these are the fishpond area and bandstand podium.


  • Public Transport

    • By train: Colchester Castle Park is a 10-minute walk from Colchester (Town) Station along Queens Street – head for the castle, the park is located just behind. Alternatively, we are a 20-minute walk from the main Colchester (North) Station.
    • By bus: Colchester Bus Station is located on Osborne Street in the Town Centre and runs regular services locally and regionally. There is also a Park and Ride from the A12 at junction 28.


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    • Colchester Castle Park, High St, Colchester CO1 1UG