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Wet Sounds – Make A Splash This Weekend


Wet Sounds – Make A Splash This Weekend

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Get your snorkels ready! Peterborough Presents are delighted to announce that they are working with internationally acclaimed sound art company, Wet Sounds, to bring something never before seen in Peterborough… underwater art at the Lido!


Wet Sounds is an underwater sound art installation and performance – a deep listening experience created by artist Joel Cahen. Touring swimming pools across the UK and beyond, Wet Sounds presents a holistic soundscape to a floating and diving audience in the water. The participants are fully immersed in sound. Free to move weightlessly in the sound space.

To watch some footage of Wet Sounds, click here

The sounds showcased at Wet Sounds will be chosen and created by five groups of up to fifteen local people and organisations including young musicians, call-centre employees, and schools. These groups will work with Joel to create something truly unique to Peterborough, whilst also gaining an insight into sound engineering and production.

Wet Sounds is set to make a splash in Peterborough Lido on Sunday 28th August, 4pm – 8pm. Tickets are £5 and are available on the door, or can be pre-booked on Eventbrite. Don’t forget to bring your swimming kit to fully immerse yourself in the art!

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Beat This have also been working with Keely Mills-Payn in creating a soundscape for “Poetry Of The Lido”. Keely brough 6 local poets to Chime for us to record and then produce a watery soundscape, it is going to be available to listen to over the weekend and shared online soon!

If you would like to find out more about being involved in creating sounds with Joel, email Josie, the Peterborough Presents programme manager, at