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explore soundscapes with ian mcmillan and gary hammond

Create your own soundscape with talented poet Ian McMillan and professional musician Gary Hammond

Musician Gary Hammond smiling and playing a percussion instrument.

Musician Gary Hammond was set the challenge of creating two soundscapes from his home. His completed soundscapes were then sent to renowned poet and broadcaster, Ian McMillan, so that he could record words inspired by the pieces.

You are invited to find out what happened when soundscapes and words came together. On our soundscapes page, there is also a version without words for people to try at home.

All the details can be found on the above page – have a play and send in your own soundscapes to

This activity is part of We Create: Mexborough, a partnership project with Cast and Heritage Doncaster, funded by Doncaster CCG.

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