A Sound Walk is for people who are curious about experiencing our environment in new ways, and who are open to a different kind of walk. We’ll take time to settle into listening, then walk slowly, following our ears and pausing from time to time to share what we’re hearing. We’ll seek out sounds and allow sounds to find us. We’ll explore unlikely places for their sounds. We’ll notice the sounds of the sea, trees, birds, people, and how seasons, weather, landscapes and built structures change what we hear. We’ll notice our own sounds. We’ll imagine the sounds of Sidmouth's past and future. The walk will be up to 1.5 kilometres. The walk can be adapted to suit participants, so if you have particular access needs please contact us in advance. Please book using the link above.
Meet in front of Kennaway House.
Emma Welton is a violinist and sound artist. Her Exeter Sound Walks began as a project for Exeter Family Orchestra during lockdown, and have since grown their own legs which take her to all sorts of places and sounds. She loves to listen with other people, and has run many Sound Walks, together in different habitats. One participant said 'it really was a special and inspiring experience. I feel my ears and my mind have been opened to new possibilities, and I am now practising listening in different ways in my daily life.’