ECHOING

Created by participants of The Egg’s online Summer Assembly

24 August – 24 September

The exciting results of the The Egg’s brand new online summer school can be seen (and heard) across the whole of the city from next week!

ECHOING … the buzz of the city has been lying low, held behind doors and closed-in spaces. It’s time to turn the volume up. 

Echoing is a unique listening experience. Join the young artists from Bath and beyond, as extraordinary auditory encounters are revealed here, on the streets we all walk. 

Armed with your own personal devices, the public are invited to follow the digital breadcrumbs to eavesdrop on an evolving landscape. Or, take the path less followed by stumbling across our cunningly placed QR codes, from 24 August – 24 September. The starting point is at the Theatre itself, where the first QR code can be found on the doors of The Egg.

What are the stories that echo through our streets? Can you find them all?

From Monday 24 August, QR codes (square ‘bar codes’ which link to websites when scanned by a smart phone) placed around the city will link to audio creations through which the public will experience stories, tales, music and soundscapes which the young artists have created with industry professionals during the lockdown summer school. The first QR code at The Egg will be ‘live’ from 2pm on Monday 24 August.

Participants are invited to share their experiences and reflections on the tour using the hashtag #echoingbath on The Egg and the Theatre Royal Bath’s social media channels.

Social Media Channels:

Facebook – facebook.com/theeggtheatre facebook.com/TheatreRoyalBath

Twitter – @theeggbath @TheatreRBath

Instagram – @theeggtheatrebath @theatreroyalbath1805

Building on the success of The Egg’s annual summer schools and performance projects, SUMMER ASSEMBLY has been a unique online programme which has taken place from Monday 10 – Friday 21 Augustutilising digital sound design, spoken word, soundscape and song, curated by Theatre School Directors and visiting artists. Over two weeks the participants and industry professionals have virtually assembled as a company, as well as developed as individual artists, through workshops and personalised coaching with professional creatives. The online nature of the work has allowed participants from much further afield than in previous years, with young people from Oxford, Surrey and across the South West joining the participants from Bath and Bristol.

“I just want to congratulate you on such a well thought through programme you are running for Summer Assembly. My son is the most energised I have ever seen him, and it is so exciting to watch particularly after… the chaos of the last few months.”Parent’s comment

ECHOING and SUMMER ASSEMBLY have been developed with funding from INNOVATE UK, enabling The Egg to develop online platforms for young theatre makers to engage in training forums, virtual rehearsals and technology driven performance opportunities. The practices developed through the summer project will support The Egg Assembly, enabling The Egg’s highly-acclaimed Theatre School work to continue into the Autumn and beyond. Full details of The Egg Assembly will be announced later in the summer.


Photo Credit: CHLOE MOORE www.chloemoorephotography.co.uk