Beer Quarry Caves tickets now sold out

UPDATE MONDAY 28 MAY: Tickets for Friday 1 June have been fully allocated, but if you would like to join the waiting list, please complete the form below.


Sturzstrom: a landslide event for voices

by Marc Yeats (world premiere)

7pm, Friday 1 June, 2012

Beer Quarry Caves (

Sturzstrom takes the form of an imaginary journey along the Jurassic Coast, traveling east from Exmouth to Lyme Regis, setting the scene as it were for the catastrophic landslide (blockslide) that occurred at Bindon on Christmas Eve, 1839. This geologically-inspired soundscape has found its perfect setting in the vast underground caverns of Beer Quarry Caves.

Tickets are free, but there is strictly limited capacity in the space. Please use the form below to reserve tickets (for both adults and children) which will be available on the door.

The performance is expected to finish at about 7.40pm and there will be an opportunity to continue the evening with a tour of the Caves led by John Scott and his expert team.

Please note that regrettably the path to the cave entrance is not accessible by wheelchairs. You will need to wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear – for full details, please see the Caves website at

Coastal Voices is produced by Serious and Lighthouse Poole, with commissioning support from the Jurassic Coast Arts Programme. It is supported by National Lottery funds through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, Arts Council England, with additional funding support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, SoundStorm and Team Devon. Coastal Voices is a partner project of Creative Coast 2012, animating the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and has been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.


Sturzstrom in rehearsal, March 2012. Image by Maisie Hill


Nick Cave rehearsals this week

A reminder of 2 dates which should be in your diary!

Wednesday 16 May, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Lighthouse Studio

BT River of Music rehearsal. Please come along if you would like to be part of the choir of 50 performing the Nick Cave songs at BT River of Music in London on 22 July. We are particularly keen to recruit more tenors and basses from the larger choir!

Thursday 17 May, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Lighthouse Concert Hall

With guest artist, soprano Lynsey Docherty. Please note this session is for the large “main” choir as well as the smaller BT River of Music group.

BT River of Music: update

17 May update: we still have spaces available in the group and are now inviting singers (of all ages!) to register their interest here on a first come first served basis, until we have the soughtafter balance in the group. Please note you will need to have performed at the Twin Sails Bridge opening in March and we’ll let you know as soon as possible (hopefully before the end of May) if you’re part of the group.

There will be an extra rehearsal session for the London group on Wednesday 20 June, 6 – 7pm at the Lighthouse – immediately preceeding the main group rehearsal already scheduled that evening.


New! Poole rehearsal 17 May

Please add this date to your diary – extra Poole/Nick Cave rehearsal at the Lighthouse with guest artist soprano Lynsey Docherty:

Thursday 17 May
Lighthouse Concert Hall
6.30 – 8.30pm

Please note this session is for the main, large choir AND those who are part of the smaller group performing at BT River of Music.


Photo: Coastal Voices at Twin Sails Bridge Opening, by Maisie Hill