The Umbrella Project collected stories from the people of the city of York. These stories were made into 3 ‘soundwalks’ - sound-based experiences designed to be downloaded and played in specific places, at different times of day throughout York. You can download the instructions and a map here (pdf). And the walks (for free) below. You can also borrow a ready-loaded mp3 player from the Central Library, or by contacting Pilot Theatre. The lead artist on the project was Hannah Nicklin, and music was by Simon Ralph Goff.
- Soundwalk 1: Evening - Download link (mp3 - right click, save as)
- Soundwalk 2: Daytime - Download link (mp3 - right click, save as)
- Soundwalk 3: Commute - Download link (mp3 - right click, save as) - please note, you will need a pen or pencil and a piece of paper with you for this one.
- Map and full instructions Download link (pdf - right click, save as).
The full site for the project with lots of information on who did it, how it was supported, and what happened, can be found here. (The running umbrella image is kindly CC licensed by Anna_t - All the soundwalks are shared via a BY-NC-SA Creative Commons License)