Echoes from Essex – reflections and resources

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Spanning almost three months across the summer electric voice theatre, in partnership with Chelmsford City Theatres and the Essex Music Hub, brought us Echoes from Essex.

This large scale multi-disciplinary project to celebrate the county’s forgotten female pioneers saw musicians, scientists, artists and historians collaborate to bring us a unique range of online experiences.

Listen to the many voices involved in the project in the final Echoes From Essex Podcast. A sound collage incorporating recorded reflections from collaborators and participants, underscored by some of the unique music composed especially for the project.

electric voice theatre has collected together all of the incredible videos, music, resources and art from the project for you to explore at your leisure. What will you discover?

Soundings from Essex

In eight weekly episodes of music, art and conversation, historian Patricia Fara and modern scientists discussed the achievements and frustrations of Essex’s female pioneers, we also featured music, art and science created by local people over the summer.

Essex Virtual Choir

This special choir, which included people of all ages, met every week on Zoom during the summer of 2020 to sing together, perform at live events, record and celebrate Essex’s splendid women of science! As well as hearing what the choir have produced you can watch all sessions, download a suite of associated resources and have a go yourself.

Water Cycle Megasong

Splash Burble Gurgle Whoosh – a week-long programme of song-writing workshops for children, delivered in partnership with Essex Music Hub, scientists from Essex and Suffolk Water, artist Jack Cornell and composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad. See and hear the Water Cycle Megasong!

Essex Art Gallery

An online exhibition of all the artwork created and shown during Echoes from Essex.


Music created, recorded, recovered and celebrated during Echoes from Essex and the 2020 pandemic.


Women of Science and Music – 30 Celebrations.

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