Still Solos

Mike Challis (UK)

Sat 27 Oct 2018, Sat 03 Nov 2018

Christchurch Park (Bolton Lane entrance)
Holywells Park (Bolton Lane entrance)

Holywells Park SAT 27 06:30, Christchurch Park SAT 3 06:00 // 60 mins // £5, part of SPILL Passes


Photo by Mike Challis

Early morning Still Solos encourage people to sit quietly in the green areas of Ipswich parks and experience nature all around.


Going out into the parks silently and sensing nature is not something that most people do. We tend to go out for a walk with friends and talk as we walk. On this experience you will be encouraged to collectively sit still in nature and not even move. If you stay still then hopefully the animals and birds around you will ignore you and start to go about their business.

Attendees will be silently guided to a spot in the park and invited to stay still in that spot for 30 minutes. Dressing up warm essential. Cardboard sitting mats will be provided; feel free to bring more comfortable seating if you wish.


Mike Challis is a freelance sound artist, maker and educator. His work often engages with the sounds of nature. His SoundHide for SPILL 2016 created a den in a straw lined hut where the audience could relax and listen to the sounds of nature from Ipswich’s green spaces.


Visit Mike Challis’ website