Kind Planets arts workshop
Date: Saturday 13 April
Address: Sidney Cooper Gallery & 27 St Peter Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2BQ

Join us for a free family arts workshop and help us build a solar system of kind planets on Saturday 13th April at The Virtual Orchestra, an interactive installation hosted by the Philharmonia at the Sidney Cooper and 27 St Peter Street, Canterbury.

During the workshop we will be making our planets from foam clay for the Kind Universe and thinking about what could make our world a better place. We are also making planet badges to take home or gift to a friend. Learn about the characters behind The Planets – what good deeds would they have done?

We will be joined by artist Natasha Steer from Createabot who will be helping us make these out-of-this-world creations!

The programme
The Philharmonia Orchestra are residents at the Marlowe Theatre and this spring will be bringing a six week (18 March – 28 April) digital and interactive installation of Holst’s The Planets to the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury, as well as hosting a performance of The Planets on 5 May 2019.

As part of the programme, local arts organisations have been invited to participate in a fringe programme of planet-themed activity, to help engage different audiences with the installation and consider all the ways in which The Planets could be interpreted!

About the installation
Taken from the Philharmonia website: “The installation is an immersive experience that invites you to explore a symphony orchestra from the inside. A 10-room installation showcases the internal workings of the Philharmonia as the Orchestra perform Holst’s The Planets, conducted by Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. The installation invites you to step inside the Orchestra to witness each section playing their part. With over 37 screens, journey your way through the installation from violins to percussion, and from Mercury to Neptune.”

This is one not to be missed!

Header Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash