This summer, catch the Enchanted Cinema’s new interactive project led by cinema-nauts Kieron & Gareth, who create beautiful cinematic scores to animated films on harp, viola, guitar, piano, and the ethereal aquaphone while YOU – their pop-up Orchestra of Enchanted Sounds – create live sound FX – seabirds, frogs, baby turtles,”a cat-bus”, a snoring Totoro and even a bamboo ghost (using 6 foot canes – see front page). All instruments / FX are provided. Coming to much-loved Purbeck venues The Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, on Fri 28th July, 8pm featuring Studio Ghibli’s *****-star rated The Red Turtle (age 8+, tickets at bar) + Durlston Country Park, Sunday 30th July, 11am (Learning Centre, age 4+, booking ahead advised) featuring My Neighbour Totoro excerpts. Follow #orchestraofenchantedsounds @ Wilderness Festival, then Oct-Dec @ Hallr Wood (Glastonbury), Croyde Village Hall, Horniman Museum, The Spring Havant + Royal Albert Hall. 

Tickets: Square & Compass – at the bar.

Tickets: Durlston Country Park (click below)

“This wordless animated fable follows the fortunes of a shipwrecked man on an island – and it’s a masterpiece.” The Guardian (*****)

Square & Compass Programme

8 -8.15pm doors + hand-out of sound FX instruments

8.15-8.35 pm – workshop

8.45pm – first half with your FX and live score on harp, viola, concertina, piano, guitar, aquaphone. 

9.15pm – interval + your thoughts/ interpretations + retrieval of baby turtles, cicadas, bamboo ghost et al.

9.30pm – 10pm – second half.