Listening Booth Tour

Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth

Above: the Listening Booth is launched at Exeter Phoenix, February 2018. Photography by Theo Moye.

Dreadnought South West have commissioned the design and build of a very special mobile exhibition space. Known as the Listening Booth, it is deliberately designed to look like a voting booth to remind users of the centenary of the right to vote for some women. Excerpts from the oral histories collected for the Rebellious Sounds Archive have been loaded on to interactive voting cards. Listeners put on a pair of headphones and choose a voting card to place in the slot; this will play their chosen story of women’s activism.

The Listening Booth has now finished its exhibition tour as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘Rebellious Sounds Archive’ project. If you would be interested in hosting the booth, please contact us

Previous Listening Booth locations:

14th February – 16th February 2018

Exeter Phoenix

23rd February – 16th March 2018

Listening Booth resident at No1 Royal Crescent, Bath

14th April – 26th April 2018

Listening Booth resident at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, Bodmin

1st May – 9th May 2018

Listening Booth resident at The Forum, University of Exeter, Exeter

12th May 2018

Listening Booth resident at Exeter Pride, Exeter

14th May – 25th May 2018

Liskeard Methodist Church

26th May – 3rd June 2018

Listening Booth resident at House of Fraser, Plymouth for Plymouth History Festival

8th June – 22nd June 2018

Chippenham Museum, Chippenham

30th June – 8th July 2018

Listening Booth resident at M-Shed, Bristol

13th July – 27th July 2018

Listening Booth resident at Hypatia Trust, Penzance

28th August – 2nd September 2018

Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

17th September – 28th September 2018

Shire Hall, Dorchester

5th October – 12th October 2018

Dartington Hall (Visitor Information Centre), Devon

13th October – 14th October 2018

WOW Festival Exeter – RAMM

22nd October – 3rd November 2018

Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth

6th November – 19th November 2018

Torquay Museum, Torquay

26th November – 10th December 2018

Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth

On 28th November, a special Equaliteas event and pop-up display about Nancy Astor MP will be joining the Listening Booth at Devonport Guildhall. Find out more here.

11th December – 6th January 2019

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

1st – 28th February 2019

Barnstaple Library

6th – 31st March 2019

Exeter Central Library

7th – 22nd May 2019

Frome Library

June – July 2019

Museum of Cornish Life, Helston

Saturday 20th July 2019

Celebration Event at the Museum of Cornish Life, Helston


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