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Imber: You Walk Through

Commissioned & produced by Wiltshire Creative for Salisbury International Arts Festival

Director Jo Newman

Writer/Performer Francesca Millican-Slater

Sound Designer/Composer Helen Skiera

Film Designer Rachel Bunce

3D Visualiser Chris Bayly

Producer Lydia Scott

This project has been created with the support of Neil Skelton, Peter Lankester, Imber St Giles Volunteer Team, the Ministry of Defence and the Churches Conservation Trust.


Imber. Wiltshire. 7 miles from any town. From dusty roads to floods and fires. From medieval church graffiti to a curlew’s eye view of tanks crossing. Once open land, now a close combat fighting training ground, Imber is open to the public for a limited number of days each year. Imber: You Walk Through combines audio storytelling, sound composition, film and a 3D architectural recreation of this remarkable place.

This immersive experience offers a unique opportunity to encounter Salisbury Plain’s most intriguing site. Slip on your headphones and listen. You walk on bones and earth, flint and chalk. You hear a little girl playing, a conversation in the pub; a soldier waiting in old walls for an exercise to begin.


Image: Rachel Bunce/ Chris Bayly

Imber: You Walk Through was shown as part of Salisbury International Festival in 2019. You can experience it as an on site audio tour when the village is open to the public in the Summer. Please check for visiting times and further information about Imber. 

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