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Collecting Pl4ces

An audio snapshot of Rushmoor's heritage

Forward 4 Wiz Trust’s ground-breaking project Collecting Pl4ces celebrates landmarks of cultural heritage in Rushmoor, by showcasing space-specific works written and recorded from the acoustic mapping of locations that build a catalogue of the sociocultural history of the borough. The project was inspired by a 1960 Ordnance Survey map that highlighted huge changes over time. Rushmoor, like many communities within the UK, has lost most of its once thriving social scene to commercial development. Collecting Pl4ces acts as a catalogue of audio photographs of our shared past, present and future. Artists were invited to write and record using the impulse responses of the Pl4ces; Aldershot's famous and much loved arts venue West End Centre, North Camp's legendary The Rooms Rehearsal Studios where many artists have honed their skill over the past few decades, the Smith Dorrien and Maida Gym representing the area's rich military history and Farnborough's Centrifuge, once home of British Aeronautics Engineering.

released February 1, 2023 The project was made possible by National Lottery funding through Arts Council England. Support also from Farnborough Air Sciences Trust, University of the Creative Arts, Grainger Developments, Hampshire Cultural Trust and Rushmoor Borough Council.

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