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Autumn 2016

Explore It in November

Get involved and make your own vortex canon

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We invite you to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the Speaking Tubes and explore the astonishing sound of vortex rings travelling through the atmosphere at supersonic speed.   

This month's Explore It session will begin in the studio at IOU, with a short tour of the Speaking Tubes installation. You can then choose from a selection of household items to make your own vortex canon. Finally, enter our competition to see who can fire the furthest vortex ring and win a family ticket to the IOU performance of Vortex in Barnsley Civic. 

Speaking Tubes, originally created by IOU in 2012, is a sculptural sound installation which is on display at IOU until November 2016. A gleaming, galvanised steel circle of large air-ducting tubes and giant cones that spill out a chorus of sound into special listening zones. 

Explore It is free but you do need to book. Reserve your place here.

Explore It is a new initiative on the first Saturday of every month (excluding January). Explore It is for all audiences, community groups and families to learn about the processes involved in IOU’s practice and to explore a range of disciplines in IOU’s work. 

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