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rsz_northumberlandgeo.jpg Northumberland National Park Geolocated Soundwalk

Northumberland National Park is working in partnership to support the North East arts sector by commissioning three emerging local artists to produce pieces for a new immersive geolocated soundwalk through the Northumbrian landscape along Hadrian’s Wall.

Collision & Conflict uses ECHOES: an interactive GPS-triggered sound app; users follow a 2-2.5hrs circular sound walk starting at Walltown Country Park and along Hadrian's Wall national trail. Listeners experience the landscape through their headphones and hear music, sound, storytelling, and spoken word, connected to specific locations on the route. Locations include Walltown Country Park, Thirlwall Castle, Green Croft Arts, Greenhead, and Carvoran Roman Fort.

Green Croft Arts, a not-for-profit organisation based in Greenhead, which offers arts, culture, and wellbeing activities to rural communities, commissioned fourteen artists to create nine creative responses to the landscape. Each artist has a strong link to Northumberland and Cumbria, and were tasked with producing a piece in song, music, sound, story, spoken word, or poetry that explores the relationship between historical or archaeological conflict, and the issues that affect contemporary rural communities today.

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre has supported three emerging artists; Iona Lane, Ellen Moran, and Emma Newrick in the development, implementation, and delivery of their commissions.

Green Croft Art’s Collision & Conflict sound walk runs until October 2021, for more information visit: https://www.greencroftonthewall.com.