As concert halls and auditoriums across the UK fell silent during lockdown, brothers Soumik and Souvid Datta hatched a plan to bring music and movement back to empty music venues.

Silent Spaces is a series of six performances, filmed during the Covid-19 pandemic in some of the UK’s most iconic settings – including London’s Royal Albert Hall and British Museum and Manchester’s Depot Mayfield.

Silent Spaces is a series of six performances, filmed during the Covid-19 pandemic in some of the UK’s most iconic settings - including London’s Royal Albert Hall and British Museum and Manchester’s Depot Mayfield.
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Inhabited only by performers and crew, these venues became home to pieces exploring the effects of the pandemic, as well as some of the bigger questions around culture and the UK’s colonial past.

‘The Royal Albert Hall and the British Museum are these big cultural institutions. It’s pretty unusual to have a small handful of creatives more or less get the keys to these kinds of spaces and be allowed to explore them the way they want to,’ Souvid Datta told WeTransfer.

Silent Spaces is a series of six performances, filmed during the Covid-19 pandemic in some of the UK’s most iconic settings - including London’s Royal Albert Hall and British Museum and Manchester’s Depot Mayfield.
Via WePresent
Silent Spaces is a series of six performances, filmed during the Covid-19 pandemic in some of the UK’s most iconic settings - including London’s Royal Albert Hall and British Museum and Manchester’s Depot Mayfield.
Via WePresent

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