The Hum Winchester (accessible page)

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Members of the public who have accessibility issues and cannot visit the various sites in Winchester can listen directly to the Hum Soundtracks here.

A reflection and meditation on our own everyday interactions with the city.
Half cinema, half reality, where a specially composed soundtrack on your smartphone and visuals of the surrounding environment weave together to create a brand new event for 2018.

Further Details

Journey through Winchester city by clicking on the links below to encounter often-overlooked places and the events that happen there.

Forming a series of acute observations on how we live and interact with the urban environment, The Hum incorporates text from four diverse artists including: international dance artist Wendy Houston, dance writer for The Times Donald Hutera, Maria Oshodi director of Extant Theatre Company of visually impaired people and live artist Pete Phillips. These writers explore the subtle qualities of observed and experienced movement to create their own idiosyncratic narratives ranging from the poetic and humorous through to the ironic and subversive.
Re-visiting the mundane activities of our everyday lives, The Hum questions and elevates these inadvertent acts of choreography to the status of a feature film. At times profound yet often personal it is an immersive work that reveals an alternative view of the city through movements that take place within it.

In the Hum there are no performers and no stage just real life, framed as an unusual and surprising performance.



Location 3c

Escalators text Nic Sandiland


Location 1b

Photo Me Booth text Pete Philips


Location 9

The People text Wendy Houston


Location 4

Cathedral Grounds text Wendy Houston


Location 12

Automatic Doors 1 text Pete Philips


Location 5

Pedestrian Crossing text Wendy Houston


Location 15a

Automatic Doors 2 text Donald Hutera


Location 14b

Elevator text Nic Sandiland


Location 13

Pedestrian Crossing 2 text Maria Oshodi


Location 2b

Cashpoint Machines text Pete Philips


Location 8b

Sci-Fi Section text Nic Sandiland


Location 11

Bus Countdown text Maria Oshodi



Direction & Design: Nic Sandiland
Writers: Wendy Houston, Donald Hutera, Maria Oshodi, Pete Philips, Nic Sandiland
Readers: Amy Lyster, Jodie Hawkes, Alonna Flexer, Caroline Hume, Donald Hutera, Robert Kingsley, Pete Philips, Mark Whitelaw, George Adams
Music: James Keane
Additional Soundscore: Nic Sandiland
Coder: DabApps

Supported by Arts Council England, South East Dance, The Hat Fair,
Commissioned by Brighton Festival

The Hum is supported by Without Walls Without Walls, managed by XTRAX, is a consortium of the UK’s leading outdoor arts festivals and organisations, and brings the best in new outdoor performance to diverse audiences all over the UK. It provides opportunities for UK artists to develop bold new ideas – from large-scale spectaculars to more intimate pieces – and is inclusive of all art forms and genres. Since 2007, Without Walls has commissioned and supported the development of over 100 shows, many of which have toured beyond Without Walls to 22 countries across the world. For more information on the work of Without Walls, please visit