We See Fireworks

14 November - 23 November 2014

Discover an ever-evolving installation of voices, a room filled with memories and burning constellations of light.

We See Fireworks, by Helen Cole, is a large-scale installation made from hundreds of voices that gently unfold in the darkness, and it joins us as part of Compass Festival 2014, following a tour around the UK and internationally.

Funny, haunting, vivid stories of incredible performances gathered from all over the world remind us what lies at the heart of every theatrical experience.

Long-ago spectaculars, big dance numbers, accidents and ghost trains touch your heart and change your view of theatre forever…


Exhibition Entry

10am – 6pm (Monday to Saturday) from 14 – 22 November 2014
10am – 1.30pm on 23 November 2014

The experience is free, you can drop in any time.


Compass Festival 2014

For more information about We See Fireworks and this year’s festival, please visit the Compass Festival 2014 website.



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Artist Biography

Helen Cole is Artistic Director of In Between Time, one of the leading international production companies for contemporary performance and live art in the UK.

In 1998, Cole took up the post of Producer, Live Art and Dance at Arnolfini in Bristol. Cole established the Arnolfini live programme as one of the most influential live art and contemporary performance programmes in the UK.

Cole mentors artists and emerging producers, works as a writer and curator and sits on symposia, commissioning and selection panels.

Produced by In Between Time.

Tweet your own ‘Firework Moment’ using #weseefireworks.


Collecting Fireworks

On 15 & 16 November 2014 we invite you to record your memories to add to the collection.

Book a time slot for Collecting Fireworks and add your own treasured memory of a performance or art event to the ever growing installation of lights and voices.

Select your preferred time and you’ll receive a booking confirmation and more information about what to expect.


“We See Fireworks is as simple as it is brilliant… no stage, no performers, but a deeply meaningful experience.”

Real Time, Australia

‘A haunting, absorbing installation.’

The Herald

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