Soundcamp – Eskdale – 06/05/2023

crooped Eskdale Mill
Eskdale Mill

Soundcamp 10

& Reveil, a 24+1 hour broadcast

Sat 6th May, from 11:00

Sat 6th May, from 11:00
£10 - standard ticket (inc. return train ticket for 1 person)
Pay what you can (inc. return train ticket for 1 person)
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This May marks the 10th edition of the annual sound and ecology festival, Soundcamp. In collaboration with RE Drift and invited artist Jo Ray, this year's Cumbria Soundcamp takes in a ride on the 'La'al Ratty' narrow gauge railway, a guided walk in the Eskdale Valley and artist-led activities in celebration of Dawn Chorus Day.


11:00 - Participants meet at Ravenglass mainline railway station
11:25 - Narrow gauge railway journey to Eskdale
12:15 - Arrive at Boot station, Eskdale. Guided walk (2-3 miles, flat terrain w/ regular stops)
14:00 - Packed lunch at Eskdale Mill.
14:45 - Artist activity at Eskdale Mill
16:10 - Return to Ravenglass via narrow gauge railway
16:50 - Arrive Ravenglass / event ends
18:00 - Main line trains depart North / South from Ravenglass

The Cumbria Soundcamp is part of a network of UK and international sites taking part in the Reveil radio broadcast, which circles the earth at sunrise on a network of live audio streams. Each soundcamp is a chance to explore a place of acoustic and ecological interest through workshops, special performances, and presentations.

The Reveil broadcast is assembled from live audio feeds sent in by streamers at daybreak. Listen online here from 5am, Sat 5th May: 

Read more about Reveil and the Soundcamp project at:

Jo Ray is based in Sheffield, UK. Her practices explore the interplay between imagined possibilities and lived experience, typically through lens based works, performance and installations responding to social and spatial situations, found imagery, text and archive material.

RE Drift is a platform for artists rethinking West Cumbria. With local and international collaborations.

Please note that all tickets include a ticket for the return journey to and from Eskdale. These are offered at a subsidised rate from the full price of £20 p/p.

We ask all participants to please bring wet weather clothes, walking shoes / boots and a packed lunch. A full schedule and FAQ’s will be emailed to all participants during the week of 1st May.

Co-funded by the Creative European Union
Arts Council