Monkfish Productions is an arts organisation that works across all art forms and with a wide range of artists and communities.  We are especially excited about working with artists in non-arts spaces to make site-specific and site responsive work.  We do this by working with communities connected to any place or space we work in.  We are also interested in working with people to unlock their  creative and artistic potential. 






Found Sound: Clara Vale 2019
A new sound piece inspired by Clara Vale, the village and its people
by Helen Collard, an artist-in-residence
Saturday 30th March 2019
The Alex West Hide
Clara Vale Nature Reserve
(Meeting Point: Clara Vale Village Hall)
Slots from 6.10pm FREE (pre-booking essential)

Experience a new soundscape of the familiar; the hidden and some imagined sounds of Clara Vale. The piece features a dawn chorus, Barbara’s bees, pond life, electromagnetic fields and electric currents from plant life. These environmental recordings are combined with imagined sounds of the village using piano and voice.


The soundscape can be heard at the Alex West Hide in the Clara Vale Nature Reserve on the evening of Saturday 30th March. Tickets are limited, and the hide is quite small so please book (free) time-slotted tickets. The piece starts at these times:


     6.10pm (sold out)





Tickets via eventbrite:


Or by phoning Monkfish Productions on 0191 261 5555


Or by emailing us at


Starting point will be at Clara Vale Village Hall


Please meet at the village hall 20 minutes before your allocated time to register your arrival for the event.  Refreshments will be served!


Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking on muddy or uneven paths.  All children and young people under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


Found Sound: Clara Vale 2019 is brought to you by Monkfish Productions in partnership with Clara Vale Conservation Group and Clara Vale Village Hall. Part of PITCH Gateshead funded by Arts Council England.




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