By Gobbledegook Theatre
Outdoor performance and installation
Memorial Gardens
Times TBC


Take time out for a different way to watch the world go by

Relax on a giant beanbag and enjoy Cloudscapes, a part-installation, part-performance where the clouds are the main role.

As you lie back to watch the clouds you’ll listen on headphones to a story all about the clouds, the sky and Lorna’s journey of a lifetime with her father.

You’ll be provided with a headset to listen to the story but if you prefer to use your own headphones and device, you will be able to download the story from a QR code on site.

Visit Lorna’s Cloud Museum

Whilst you experience Cloudscapes, visit the vintage Horse Trailer which houses Lorna’s Cloud Museum and find out more about the skies from her library of books.

Cloudscapes is a very personal, human-scale work about clouds, with a focus on the role of clouds in climate change. It premiered at the Inside Out Dorset Festival in September 2016 on the dramatic coastal site of Hengistbury Head and has since toured the UK and Italy everywhere from high streets, urban parkland and beaches to mountains, piers and multi-story car parks.

Images © Ellie Kurttz, Stu Mayhew, Brendan Buesnel, Lorna Rees, and Tony Gill

  • A full transcript of the show is available for audiences.
  • Chairs are available for those who find it hard to be on the ground, although wheelchair users may like to transfer to the beanbags with assistance.



Cloudscapes was commissioned by Inside Out Dorset, and was made with support from Activate Performing Arts, The Point Eastleigh and 101 Creation Space. Cloudscapes was made with support from Arts Council England.

Cloudscapes was made in collaboration with artist Heidi Steller ( with audio production by sound artist and producer Jo Tyler (BBC Radio 4, Radio 6). Dramaturgical support from author John Grindrod (writer of Concretopia and Outskirts) and Dr Zöe Svendsen. Several leading meteorologists and scientists involved in the study of climate change were consulted about the piece.

About Gobbledegook

Gobbledegook make innovative, cross-artform work for unusual places. With theatre at its core, their live performance, music, and installation work is frequently inspired by Earth Sciences, and almost always takes place outdoors. They are Associate Artists for Inside Out Dorset and Lighthouse Poole. Lorna Rees is Artistic Director of Gobbledegook.