Dorchester Science Festival 2023

Families and people of all ages attended this free event, and experienced an array of exciting, hands-on activities where they could explore underwater worlds.

Participants worked with scientists and artists to investigate and learn about freshwater habitats and their biodiversity.

Sound Fishing: led by Adrian Newton (Bournemouth University), David Rogers (electricbackroom STUDIO) and Lynn Davy involved getting the public listening to nature through a variety of microphones and hydrophones.

BanCamp download:

Confluence 2 :: wireless headphone concert

Confluence microfestival of experimental sound returns to Wimborne – a day of experimental electronic / ambient / sound art.

Curated by Nemeton (Adrian Newton)


Walford Mill Crafts Courtyard, Wimborne BH21 1NL.

10 september 11am – 4.30pm

Dark Dawn : : Bright Future
Environmental sound art marking the 60th anniversary of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.

[further details]

Radio Art Zone :: RiverRun by David Buckland

Radio Art Zone :: RiverRun by David Buckland – July 2022
David Buckland creator and founder of the Cape Farewell project, an artist, filmmaker, and ecological activist has created and directed RiverRun. A team of sound artists, writers, poets, scientists, anthropologists, narrators, and musicians have contributed in force: Adrian Newton, professor, and sound artist. David Rogers, electricbackroom Studio. Lynn Davy, Zoologist. Helen Moore, eco poet. Professor Veronica Strang, writer, and author of Water, Nature and Culture, The Meaning of Water and Water Beings (published March 2023)

8/9 july [further details]

SOUNDING SHORE :: coast to coast 2022

Whitstable Bieannale [Satellite Programme] 11th June 2022


LIVE on the beach – channel 1 (11.00 – 18.30/19.00)

11.00 – 11.30 Marcus Leadley (Hidden Sounds of Whitstable) 
11.30 – 12.00 Two Wheels (Mercedes Maresca/Tote Rubio) 
12.00 – 12.30 Michael Zbyszynski 
12.30 – 13.00 Szalwia (Kacper Werkowicz) 
13.00 – 13.30 Concrete and Green (Edwin Hind) 

13.30 – 14.00 break 

14.00 – 14.30 Sarah Holly Sayeed/Daniel Mulligan/
Benjamin Sayeed/Elizabeth Blackwell 
14.30 – 15.00 Luca Venerus 
15.00 – 15.30 Monty Williams 
15.30 – 16.00 Tansy Spinks and Iris Garrelfs 
16.00 – 16.30 Ingrid Plum 
16.30 – 17.00 Hardworking Families (Tom Bench) 
17.00 – 17.30 Oishi (Hao Zheng/Ren Shang) 
17.30 – 18.00 LFIEL (Luke Fielding) 
18.00 – 18.30 Dog on a Deckchair 

We’ve been a part in the biennale since 2010 and there’s always a good crowd of spectators. This is an international art biennale – and it’s a great excuse to hang out on the beach and around the town where multiple events will be taking place on the day.

Further details:

Dorchester Science Festival 2022

Two sessions of four workshops – Working with Professor Genoveva Esteban (Bournemouth University), using microscopes as she explores the beginnings of life and biodiversity on our planet – Working with Will Beaumont (The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust), as he studies the salmon and trout migration – Working with Professor Adrian Newton (Bournemouth University) and David Rogers (electricbackroom STUDIO), listening to underwater sounds using hydrophones – Working with Sam Lloyd (Dorset Wildlife Trust and RSPB), identifying birds and their call sounds. Cape Farewell Director David Buckland and eco-poet Helen Moore will also accompanying the groups.

Further details:

sound fishing [2] BEAF festival event

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June 2021

Live Broadcast – GPS Listening Walk – Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival Event

with Adrian Newton, Arthur Newton, Lynn Davy and David Rogers
The Rivers Allen & Stour

Online Livestream Broadcast:
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June 2-4pm from the River Allen, Dorset.
[sound fishing Facebook event page].

Downloadable GPS-triggered Listening Walk:
Available anytime over the weekend and after the event.
Located along the River Stour, Wimbourne. Accessible from near Bankes Road.
[See the echoes link below for further information and map].

Available from the studio BandCamp Label [FREE].

a Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe festival event