Immersive listening event : premiering writer-in-residence Ellen Wiles’ new Sound Walk commission

  • Exeter Custom House
  • April 30
  • 11:00 - 16:00
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FREE 11 am – 4 pm.

Drop in to the Exeter Custom House to be immersed in Ellen’s new piece, taking you on a journey down the river Exe, and investigating scientific themes around ecology, climate change and the potential impact of beavers. With sound and projections, you can experience this immersive literary soundwalk, lying down on a mat, or sitting on a chair. Written and produced by writer-in-residence Ellen Wiles; sound designed and co-produced by Nicholas Allan.

The immersive listening event will take place upstairs at Exeter Custom House, with a run time of approx. 15 minutes per listening slot.


About Ellen

Ellen Wiles is a novelist, anthropologist, curator, and Lecturer in Creative Writing at Exeter University. She is the author of three books: The Invisible Crowd (2017), a novel, and two non-fiction books about literary culture, Saffron Shadows (2015) and Live Literature (2021). Ellen has worked as a human rights barrister and as a musician, and her interests in literary activism, sound, and walking, have led her to develop a new project to create literary soundwalks in collaboration with scientists exploring matters of ecology and climate change. Her website is