The Sounds of Castle Park Stories

39:35 mins


This soundscape is inspired by historical and literary texts that project participants came across during their research. It features extracts from:19th Century newspapers, Notes on a Visit Made to Some of the Prisons in Scotland and the North of England in company with Elizabeth Fry by Joseph Gurney, Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry, The Journal of George Fox, ‘The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices’ by Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins, Lancashire Stories by Frank Hird, ‘The Insolvent Debtor: A Lay of Lancaster Castle’ by Anon 1861, Poem by George Crabbe, ‘Sonnet Suggested by the View of Lancaster Castle (On the Road from the South)’ by William Wordsworth, letters from The Northern Star 1840, ‘Recollections and Reflections of Gideon Shaddoe Esq IX’ Signed by “Silas Seer” from Hood’s Magazine and Comic Miscellany (Silas Seer is purported to be a pseudonym of Lancaster-born scientist Richard Owen).
Sound artist: Shaun Blezard
Director: Emma Rucastle
Voice performers: Aliki Chapple, Emma Nixon, Ruaidhri Johnston, Ruth Jenkins, Sarah Cruickshank
Singers: Stephanie Burford, Emma Rucastle
Guitar: Chris Downs

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