Snow Scene Beningbrough Hall

Transport yourself on a full sensory wander in the Beningbrough gardens this winter, taking in sound installations in the outdoor buildings and garden.

Visitors last winter will have heard the sound installation from Yorkshire artist Rachel Sedman as part of the Oh Wise Owl exhibition. For this winter, Rachel has created six soundscapes inspired by Beningbrough to fire your imagination.

Sounds of Winter: Whispering Spaces

Saturday 10 November - Sunday 3 March 2019 

Weekends 11am - 3.30pm

Also open Boxing Day and New Year's Day plus Tuesday 25 February - Friday 1 March for the local half term school holiday.

In the quiet of a winter garden, whispering sounds and voices echo past histories and nature’s secret activity. From the turmoil of the Second World War to the reimagined Victorian Laundry, cracking ice, summer breeze and owl calls - wrap up warm and resdiscover some of the lesser known gardens and buildings on this first ever sound trail. 



I would like to thank the following people for their valued contribution to the work:

Nicola Lee for her vocal recordings on the sound pieces: ‘Sounds of Labour’, ‘Sounds of Connection’ and ‘Sounds of Known and Unknown Worlds’.

Will Norman for his vocal recordings on ‘Sounds of Sorrow’ and ‘Sounds of Known and Unknown Worlds.’

Catherine and James Griffett for their kind contribution of their song recordings of ‘Weep O Mine Eyes’ (John Bennett) sung by Pro Cantione Antiqua and found in the ‘Sounds of Sorrow’ sound installation and ‘Ductia’ by the English Medieval Wind Ensemble found in the ‘Sounds of Labour’ sound installation.

Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber Recordings by Flight2FlyPhoto.