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A co-production between Independent Arts Projects and Oily Cart Theatre

Sound Symphony is a new, highly interactive, sensory performance by Ellie Griffiths, made especially for autistic young people.

The performance is a playful journey through music, sound and silence. The show provides a sensory rich environment, where you feel music through your whole body. It celebrates making music your own way, weaving together live classical instruments, singing and a wide range of weird and wonderful sounds.

The performance is low capacity to be able to accommodate and engage young people who experience the most barriers to access, who may find even a relaxed performance artistically inaccessible.

The Gulbenkian reviews


“delightfully interactive”

Mark Brown, The Herald on Sunday/The Sunday National

“it’s an inspirational piece of merry, joyous, interactive music-making”

Mary Brennan, The Herald

“A joyful and exquisite piece of work”

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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