Open Call for participants

Fort Burgoyne Artist commission

Emily Peasgood : I Would Rather Walk With You

Call for people to create voice recordings and sound effects to feature in a new artwork at Fort Burgoyne, Dover – and you can do this at home!

Do you have an interest in Fort Burgoyne?  Are you at a loose end during lockdown? Are you looking for an interesting project for your children and family to take part in from the comfort of your own home?

Please check out this amazing community project!
It will teach you new skills in sound recording, voice acting and creating sound effects and may result in your voice being in a permanent artwork at a historic landmark in Dover. All you need to take part is a mobile telephone and access to the internet. You can register online at:, contact the artist directly on or visit for more information. The deadline for submitting recordings is Friday 29 May – so please register your interest today!

Award-winning sound artist and composer Emily Peasgood is looking for people of all ages to contribute recordings of their voices and to create sound effects from the comfort of their own home, for her new artwork in The West Wing Battery at Fort Burgoyne. I Would Rather Walk With You is a contemporary sound installation that features a choral composition, archival sound recordings, voice actors and sound effects, creating a magical sound world that immerses visitors in the history and future of the West Wing Battery at Fort Burgoyne as a community space. It will be installed later in 2020.

Peasgood says: “I would love to hear from people from all backgrounds who would like to take part in this exciting project. I was originally going to record voices and sound effects by visiting groups in the local community. Considering the Coronavirus pandemic, I’ve had to rethink how this project works to ensure everyone can participate safely, and believe I have found a solution that enables people to take part without leaving their front door. If you’d like to take part, you will receive full support and guidance in how to take part!”

I Would Rather Walk With You  is commissioned for Pioneering Places. Delivered by The Land Trust at Fort Burgoyne, with the assistance of Dover Arts Development [DAD]. Funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, Kent County Council, Canterbury Christ Church University and Historic England.

Pioneering Places is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities. Four projects in Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate are being led by cultural organisations to encourage local people to get involved and shape the place where they live. Supported through Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with Historic England and Artswork, the South East Bridge organisation.