Imber: You Walk Through

Salisbury International Arts Festival 2019

Imber. 7 miles from any town. From dusty roads to floods and fires. From medieval church graffiti to a curlew’s eye view of tanks crossing. Slip on your headphones and listen. You walk on bones and earth, flint and chalk. You hear a little girl playing, a conversation in the pub; a soldier waiting in old walls for an exercise to begin.

Once open land, now a close combat fighting training ground, Imber is open to the public for a limited number of days each year. This immersive experience offers a unique opportunity to encounter Salisbury Plain’s most intriguing site.

Imber: You Walk Through binaural audio and film experience premiered at Salisbury International Arts Festival 2019. 

The site-specific binaural audio experience on site at Imber Village, Salisbury Plain, is available during Imber St Giles Church open days. For all information, including opening times and access, please visit:

Director Jo Newman

Writer and Performer Francesca Millican-Slater

Composer and Sound Designer Helen Skiera

Film Designer Rachel Bunce

3D Visualiser Chris Bayly 

Producer Lydia Scott

Production Image Rachel Bunce and Chris Bayly

This experience was commissioned and produced by Wiltshire Creative with support from The Friends of St Giles and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Neil Skelton, Peter Lankester, Imber St Giles Volunteer Team, the Ministry of Defence and the Churches Conservation Trust.