Sō tours sacred spaces around the UK with “From Out a Darker Sea”

“From Out a Darker Sea” conveys our experience of a multi-visit residency in the industrial north of England. Former mining towns are searching for a new identity and a way forward in the globalized present, while never forgetting the past.

We are touring the show in sacred spaces around the UK during November and December. Other than London, all of the locations were chosen because of their connection to industry.

Adam wrote about our process in The Big Issue.

See below for further dates.

The Guardian wrote a lovely review:

“…a haunting and often deeply moving requiem for an industry and its people.”


The project is sponsored by Forma, with funding from many partners. Learn more on Forma’s website.


  • 22 November 2017

    Derby Cathedral, Derby
    Presented by QUAD
    Support from Unite the Union
  • 24 and 25 November 2017

    St Giles Cripplegate, London
    Presented by the Barbican Centre
  • 27 November 2017

    St John the Baptist Church, Newcastle
    Book Tickets
  • 28 November 2017

    In conversation with Amber Films
    The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Newcastle
    Book Tickets
  • 30 November 2017

    Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn
    Presented by the Bureau Centre for Arts and Mid Pennine Arts
    Book Tickets
  • 2 December 2017

    St George’s Church, Deal, Kent
    Presented by Deal Festival of Music & the Arts
    Book Tickets
  • 5 December 2017

    All Souls Church, Cheriton, Kent
    Presented by Strange Cargo
    Book Tickets