The very cool Colourscape at Clapham Common - described by my two-year-old as a 'big balloon'-is a riot of music & colour http://bit.ly/1aA0i5r
Colourscape Music Festival
Until Sun Sep 22 2013
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Time Out says
Posted: Fri Aug 30 2013
‘It doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cheshire Cat in ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ – and he could have been describing the trippy experience of wandering the crayon-coloured halls of Colourscape. First, sling on a coloured cape, and then you’re all set to step into the gigantic inflatable labyrinth. Inside, there is an acre of space to drift dreamily through, as daylight filters through the tent-like structure to give everyone a subtle Technicolor glow.
At the weekends, musicians trail through the interlocking chambers to add another sensory layer to the gently hallucinatory experience. The launch performance, ‘In Wonderland’ (Saturday September 14), promises musicians dressed as Lewis Carroll characters – the Mad Hatter on trombone, the Caterpillar on cor anglais – and the chance to have your voice distorted by a microphone among the Playing Cards. The remaining performances are: Max Eastley Ensemble and Rarescale (Sep 15); Consortium5 and Kristiina Ilmonen (Sep 21); Spore featuring huge wind instruments (Sep 22).
It’s terrifically kid-friendly, so much so that on weekdays, schools workshops are scheduled and public access is restricted to lunch time only. Note that between Monday and Thursday there is access only to Monrooni, a smaller structure than the main labyrinth. Family tickets admit up to two adults and three children.
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Where else can you hear such a range of exciting live contemporary music and feel so free and relaxed as in the amazing Colourscape space?
Magically enchanting. Have been back year after year to Rotherham and a couple of times in York. If you get the opportunity to see it, go!
I remember going to Colourscape on Clapham Common in the 80s with my parents, I'm looking forward so much to going again this year and taking my children!
I`ve heard so many fascinating comments from people visiting Colourscape, from emotional insights, to colour perceptions, to spiritual states, to therapeutic reactions, to inspiring dancing, painting, the feeling of flying! - some people even saying they have had a life changing experience. It is an art for all ages and cultures which is joyful and harmonious.
After many years of showing Colourscape remains as amazing as ever - how ever much you think you remember the sensation, when you walk in, its breathtaking, you see colours you did not remember and the sense of being immersed in a dream - like space is powerful as if you are seeing it for the first time. Its good to be in Colourscape with so many others who you know are feeling similar - so a very positive experience. I`d recommend to anyone exploring your deep reactions to the colour and the organic space.
such an inspiring place to be come rain or shine. i love colurscape!everyone should experience it young and old....can't wait to visit again this year- i'm going to bring my 9 month old baby for the first time..:)
Daytrippers Charity come back to Colourscape every year to have their SEN day there. Daytrippers Children love it and find it really relaxing. We found out that the colour red has a really calming effect on children with autism. One person said, “What an amazing experience yesterday. It was magical and so sensory. We had a brilliant time and the staff were fabulous” You can check out the review here: http://daytrippers.org.uk/2012/09/18/painting-clapham-red-and-yellow-and-pink-and/
Colourscape is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings joy to young and old. I felt like a kid exploring something new for the first time which was refreshing - and my son did not want to leave. Highly recommended.
Colourscape is an amazing experience, and with the wizardry and multiple recorders of Consortium5 it's even better!
I visit one or another of the Colourscape structures every year, and every time I'm amazed afresh! It is really one of those things that has to be experienced rather than talked about - neither words nor photos really do it justice. And kids especially love it.
Colourscape is a wonderful experience. You don't only see colours, but also feel them. It's enjoyable for everyone! It surprises every time you visit there, no matter how many times you've seen it! I strongly recommend it, as there is nothing like it.
I've been visiting Colourscape for nearly 15 years and yet it still takes me to a magical place and is a unique experience every time I visit. I really cannot wait to enjoy the wonder all over again this year.