For mental health awareness week (18th - 24th May) we want to create something that truly reflects how our community is feeling.

We’re inviting you to use the button opposite to record a word, sound or line of poetry that reflects how you honestly feel right now.

We’ll use the recordings to create a sonic sound poem. We’ve done this before with the people of Wells. That one was installed in the Lady Chapel within the Cathedral. The piece features a collage of sounds including: the voices of local people, choristers rehearsing, chimes, echoing footsteps and the movement of people within the hallowed, yet busy, space.

An excerpt of the Wells Cathedral soundscape

- Maybe you have a few lines of poetry?
- Maybe you’d like to capture sounds of your allocated exercise time?
- Maybe you’d like to send us the sounds of your street as lockdown changes?

Once we’ve collected your sounds we’ll get to work compiling, merging and composing a new work of sound-art and share it to our social media platforms.

We'd love to hear from you!

Click/tap record, share your experience (the recording will stop after 90 seconds) review your message and post to the project

- Post your sounds between 18th - 24th May
- Please don't submit copyrighted material
- Please ensure you have the permission of people featured in the recording
- By submitting a recording you grant us the permission to use it in the composition
- We reserve the right not to include inappropriate material