MELD is an event for improvisers of all art forms: music, dance, visual art, theatre and spoken word,

hosted by Rachel Cohen

The idea of MELD is to bring together artists and performers from these various disciplines and play together.

We play instruments and everyday objects. We use our voices, texts, our bodies and the space around us.

MELD is itinerant, we meet in different places, and suggestions for venues are always welcome. It’s either free or very cheap to participate.

MELD is not a gig. There is no audience - everyone who comes is a participant. *

To take part you don't need to be a professional artist or performer. Just to be open to improvising. There will be some structures to work with. It’s not aimed at children, more about allowing adults to indulge in childlike play.

MELD is different every time because it depends who comes and because it’s all about improvising.

The next session will be on Saturday August 24th 2019 1pm to 3pm in the spectacular setting of Newhaven Fort to coincide with the exhibition Holding the Fort and Newhaven Festival

This is an amazing opportunity because the Fort has wonderful acoustic and atmospheric spaces. We can move between different locations indoor and outdoor. There are slopes and lots of steps. It’s a big site. We are not going to play any traditional musical instruments but rather play the Fort.

this session is free and includes entry to the Fort but you need to book by email

and I will send more information about how it works and what you should bring and wear etc.

  1. *This will be the first time we have done it in a public space so other visitors may choose to watch us.