BELOW GROUND is a collaborative interdisciplinary project bringing people together to explore ideas of the subterranean. Artists across disciplines will meet geographers and urban gardeners and create multimedia, multisensory performances and workshops interacting with the community.


Monday 5 June 7.30pm BST ONLINE premiere

We invite you to the online premiere of the BELOW GROUND performance created in Manchester during April 2023. We suggest you watch in a darkened room with high quality audio playback where possible!

Sunday 2 July (various times) BELOW GROUND escape room, live in Birmingham at the Music and/as Process conference (details here:

Thursday 27 July LIVE performances at the Talleyrand, Manchester (Tickets:

Artists: Jackie Haynes, Zoe Katsilerou, Toreh O’Garro, Gavin Osborn (Trio Atem), Lee Patterson, Alice Purton (Trio Atem), Nina Whiteman (Trio Atem), David Birchall, Tim Forshaw

Subterranean specialists: Professor Harriet Hawkins (geographer), Stuart Spray (ecologist and bat expert), Geraldine Wall (horticulturalist), Josephine Payne (community gardener)

Generously supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

I am also grateful for funding from the Engaged Humanities Lab at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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