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An Evening about Dartington Hall and its legacy.


XR21: Mindmaps, Madcaps and Buddha’s cat. A spatial audio retrospective of Dartington Hall from 1925-1985 plus a Q&A with Anna Neima, a historian with PhD from the University of Cambridge. She is a respected and renowned authority about communalism, utopias and Dartington Hall. She was brought up locally and is fascinated by Dartington and its history.

Anna Neima: The Utopians


“Fascinating…by showing how a global crisis can lead people to question tradition and reshape society, the subject remains important to this day.” Guy Stagg, The Spectator.


The premiere of a celebration of Dartington Hall’s legacy using the latest immersive Dolby Atmos surround sound techniques. Fact, fiction, self-reflection and laughter featuring ex-alumni Dave Thompson (Ex Tinky Winky and now a comedian lauded by Ben Elton and Harry Hill). Featuring the music and sound design of Gilbert Gabriel mixed at Peter Gabriel’s RealWorld studios. Written and conceived by Gilbert Gabriel and Aidan Hoyle.

Immersive Podcast

Mindmaps, Madcaps and Budda's Cat demo for Anna ..Artist Name
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