Wimborne Contemporary Arts

Wimborne Contemporary Arts is an informal association that organises a series of occasional contemporary arts events in the area of Wimborne, Dorset. If you would like to be notified of future events, or are interested in performing or profiling your work in some way, please contact Adrian Newton email: adriannewton851 [at]

Music in the garden with Gerauschhersteller.

Performance of Child of Tree and Branches, by John Cage. Knoll Gardens, Stapehill, Dorset. 2 pm, April 28th, 2018.


Enigma without stigma

Evening of experimental music, with Ed Dowie, Hello Monkey and Mosaicist. With DJ Dapper Dan. Priest House Museum, Wimborne, 10th February 2018.

The Forest of Plasticity

Welcome to the Forest of Plasticity, a place of transformation and mutability. Where sound is plastic and plastic is sound. Sound art and experimental music by local and international artistes, exploring sonic responses to ocean plastic. Featuring kinetic sculptures of ocean detritus sourced from Dorset beaches, by Lynn Davy and Adrian Newton. Plus headphone concert and live performances. Presented on Bournemouth Beach, October 24th 2017, as part of the Arts by the Sea Festival.


All trees are clocks

Live performance featuring Emily Burridge on ‘cello, Karen Wimhurst on clarinet, and field recordings of New Forest woodlands collected by Adrian Newton. New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, 22nd June 2017.

Improvised music night

March 6th, 2017, with Champion Version and ATTN magazine. Live performances by No Context, Clusters and Finglebone. The Winchester, Bournemouth.

Dada Garden

Celebrating a century of Dada, in a garden setting. Featuring live performance of improvised and experimental music, sound art, experimental video.

Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre, Wimborne, Sunday 24th April 2016, 1.30 – 6 pm. Attendance is free of charge.



An evening of choral and violin music, featuring the guest singer / violinist Sianed Jones with Palida and Steam Heat a cappella choirs.

Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre, Wimborne, 7.30 pm, Sunday March 22nd.



Confluence microfestival of experimental sound and video. Featuring Nemeton, Finglebone, Phantom Heron Seas, Matthew Shaw, Tom Daniel-Moon.

Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre, Wimborne. Sunday May 17th, 3 – 6 pm.

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A performance of Cornelius Cardew’s legendary graphic score piece, ‘Treatise’, as part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe. Given by the Gerauschhersteller Ensemble. Thursday 29th October, 7.30 pm, in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre, behind the Priest House Museum, High Street, Wimborne. Tickets £5 (£3 concs.) on the door.


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