Lose yourself in a mind-altering maze of colour in Cassiobury Park

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Filled with colour, light and music, 'Colourscape' the rainbow maze promises to be an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. It will be in Cassiobury Park from 20 to 29 August 2022...

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Watford residents are invited to take part in the public art installation ‘Colourscape’, an interactive event that explores light and sound like never before, using a variety of musicians and dancers to interact with visitors.

The Colourscape, brought to you by Watford Borough Council and Eyemusic, is a walk-in maze of colour chambers originally created by artist Peter Jones in the early 70s. People walk through the sculpture wearing cloaks of primary colours which alter as they move from space to space. Made of special PVC material, the dome is thin enough to let through colour and light.

Visitors to the unique labyrinth of 70 interlinked chambers, will be able to enjoy it from 20 to 29 August 2022 in Cassiobury Park. Tickets cost £5 per adult and £3 for those under 16, and can be purchased at ticketsource.co.uk/colourscape-music-festival (nominal booking fee of 20p per ticket). The opening times are:

  • Monday to Friday: 12 to 5pm (music plays 12.30 to 4.30pm)
  • Weekends and Bank Holiday Monday: 12 to 6pm (music plays 12.30 to 5pm)
  • For those people wanting to experience Colourscape without music, please book the final sessions of the day.

For those who are particularly sensitive to crowds, including those with autism and other similar conditions, the first and last 30 minutes of each day are the quietest. Colourscape is also fully wheelchair accessible and the team are always on hand to help with access to and moving around the structure.

There will also be pop up performances aplenty in the dome with dancing and live music troupes acts inspired from the cultures of Tibet, China, Mongolia and more Asian countries. Weekdays will feature resident-musician Michael Ormiston, who will serenade guests with his family-friendly music. On weekends, there will be a selection of ensembles, dancers, innovative instruments and computerised music to enrapture guests.

Collage of colourscape

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “It has been great to see so many people are enjoying this year’s Big Events so far! Our latest event, Colourscape, is an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy fantastic performance art and music in a unique setting. It is also great for those with sensory or other special educational needs and disabilities, so everyone can enjoy this fascinating experience."

Eyemusic, the company who run Colourscape explain "While exploring the many interconnected chambers you experience the intensity and subtlety of colour in a new way. The only colours actually used in the structures are translucent red, blue, green and opaque grey, but you will see mixtures of colours that you may not be able to name.”

For more information, please visit the Watford Big Events website.

Published: 18th July 2022

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