🗓 2-4 June, various times
📍 Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX
🎟 Only 60 places. Tickets £12/£7

Undersong places you at the meeting point between threads of music. Voices weave amongst you and around the space, from a whispered duet to a screaming mob.

Live singers build a vibrant language of a cappella music and movement as they bring to life a series of brand-new compositions, which move between tender and expansive.

Verity Standen creates unique sound worlds, using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony. She has established a reputation around the UK and internationally for her innovative approach to music-making, exploring playful and profound ways for audiences to experience the human voice.

Babes in Arms Performance

We want this amazing experience to be open to everyone so if you have a young baby we will be making extra provisions at the 10:30am performance on 2nd June for them to attend. Babes in arms can come for free! 

  • There will be a place to leave buggies and changing facilities available.
  • You can leave the show and re-enter as often as you need to.
  • You will sit on a stool and the singers will move around you.
  • There will be lights that illuminate and dim throughout the piece and moments when the show is quite loud and intense.
  • The Cathedral is a historical building and will be cold so please do bring a coat and blanket.
  • Unfortunately the show is not suitable for toddlers.

“One of the most extraordinary pieces of performance I’ve ever seen.”

“A visceral and life-affirming experience”
Bristol 24/7

“Undersong is truly transformative”
Miro Magazine

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏


Composer: Verity Standen
Performers: Coco Mbassi, Dominie Hooper, Dominika Jarosz, Ellie Showering, Henry McGrath, Jannah Warlow, Kate Smith, Tom Penn & Verity Standen
Sound Designer: Jack Drewry
Movement Director: Laila Diallo
Lighting Designer: Ben Pacey
Dramaturg: John Norton
Costume Advisor: Hannah Wolfe
Outside Eye: Tom Morris
Composing Mentor: Orlando Gough


Outdoor VR Dance in Matson

A GL4 event, in partnership with Strike A Light


From The Light Of The Fire, Our Dancing Shadows
🗓 26-27 June, various times throughout the day
📍 The Green, Matson, GL4 6LL
🎟 Free!

What to expect

VR headsets, gold coats and a massive gantry are landing in Matson. Dance through outer space in the middle of the green on the estate! 👨‍🚀

Our Dancing Shadows explores two sides of the same experience, one in VR and the other watching on. It uses the latest VR technology to enable people to collaborate in the same virtual world at once, untethered and outside.

You can choose to watch the dancers and/or be a dancer yourself. If you choose to dance, you’ll take to the stage wearing a VR headset. You do not need to have experienced VR before in order to be a dancer, or have any experience of dance. It is not a competitive environment. If you choose to be a dancer in the VR experience you will find yourself guided through a gentle, poetic VR world.

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏


A Kaleider Production, written and directed by Seth Honnor with Andy Wood and All Seeing Eye.