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Sounds of Winter: Whispering Spaces

Sat, November 10 @ 11.30 am - Sun, March 3 @ 3.30 pm

Sounds of Winter: Whispering Spaces

Weekends only

From the turmoil of the Second World War to the reimagined Victorian Laundry, cracking ice, summer breeze and owl calls – Yorkshire sound artist Rachel Sedman has created six soundscapes inspired by Beningbrough to fire your imaginations.

Sounds of Winter: Whispering Spaces, an abstract journey in sound, created by Yorkshire sound artist Rachel Sedman opens in the gardens at Beningbrough Hall.

There’s stark beauty to winter. As the cold bites and the landscape is laid bare, a shift in the air brings with it a change of pace and time for quiet contemplation.

Visitors to the National Trust’s Beningbrough Gardens are invited to take in some of the lesser known gardens and building in this first ever sound trail.

This winter, whispering sounds and voices echo past histories and nature’s secret activity as sound and space merge.

Six installations
Six different installations have been created by local artist Rachel Sedman including sobering extracts of correspondence during the Second World War.

Details from the Beningbrough archives bring a certain solace to the American Garden. Expect a sense of industry elsewhere and to be transported back in time to a reimagined Victorian Laundry as the space before you comes to life.

Estate life is re-visited in the Potting Shed where the pieces reflect on both the physical and emotional relationship a gardener has for working equipment.

There are clear links with the natural environment, as life outside and the passing seasons are explored in the historic Bothy and Glasshouse.



Sat, November 10 @ 11.30 am
Sun Mar 3 @ 3.30 pm
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Beningbrough Hall, Gardens and Gallery

Beningbrough Hall, Gardens and Gallery
York, North YO30 1DD United Kingdom
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