• About this project

    by George Moorey, composer and music producer

    This is a music project inspired by the City of Gloucester where I have lived for two decades. It has been funded by Arts Council England, using money from the National Lottery.


    The map, by Gloucester based illustrator Holly Mae Gooch, displays 8 important historic buildings in the city centre where local musicians, artists, poets, songwriters and singers met for 8 different one off sessions to create, record and film new original songs.


    The songs are all inspired by and based on some aspect of Gloucester's cultural heritage. It has been my intention to bring the themes of each song to life through music and to present them in the form of a trail around which you can take a short walk visiting each location where they were recorded along the way.


    Each of the songs are presented below in a suggested order for the trail beginning at Gloucester's Tourist Information Centre where (from 5 September 2018) you can pick up a printed map and free CD.


    The project will officially be launched at 7pm on Wednesday 5 September 2018 as part of the City Voices programme at the Gloucester History Festival 2018 with a screening event at Gloucester Guildhall. Tickets are free and available to book online.


    Every Monday beginning on 23 July 2018 I will publish the film for each song together with the story of how it was inspired with detailed notes about the creative process and the artists involved.


    Æthelflæd, recorded and filmed at St Michael's Tower can be watched now as it was released on Friday 8 June 2018 as part of the Aetheflaed 2018 week.

  • The Quietness of Stones

    St Mary de Crypt, Southgate Street
    release date Monday 23 July 2018

  • Illuminations

    Blackfriars, Ladybellegate Street
    release date Monday 13 August 2018

  • Strangers

    St Nicholas, Westgate Street
    release date Monday 27 August 2018

  • The Measure Of The Man

    St Mary De Lode, Archdeacon Street
    release date Monday 3 September 2018

  • Returning

    The Chapterhouse, Gloucester Cathedral
    release date Monday 20 August 2018

  • Coals

    St John's, Northgate Street
    release date Monday 6 August 2018

  • St Michael's Tower, The Cross
    released on Friday 8 June 2018

  • Love Will Remain

    Gloucester Guildhall, Eastgate Street
    release date Monday 30 July 2018

  • Funders & Partners

    Sincere thanks to the funders and partners who have helped make this project possible.

    Principle funder

    I have received a Grants For The Arts award to deliver this project.

    Festival partner & funder

    Spaces is included in the City Voices programme of the 2018 Gloucester History Festival

    Location partner

    St Mary De Crypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester was the location for "The Quietness Of Stones"

    Location partner

    Blackfriars, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester was the location for "Illuminations"

    Location partner

    Gloucester Guildhall, Eastgate Street, Gloucester was the location for "Love Will Remain"

    Location partner

    The Chapterhouse in Gloucester Cathedral was the location for "Returning"

    Location partner

    St Nicholas, Westgate Street, Gloucester was the location for "Strangers"

    Technical partner

    Focusrite plc is a global music and audio products group that develops and markets proprietary hardware and software products.

    Technical partner

    Sontronics is an award winning UK based microphone company.


    Rotary in Gloucester have made it possible for CDs and maps to be distributed to year 6 pupils in 5 city centre primary schools

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