SPACE SHANTY – an immersive intergalactic experience

Take a voyage into the unknown with Space Shanty: a playful intergalactic experience and voyage through time, based on Bristol’s involvement with space science and travel.

Taking the humble child’s space rocket as an inspiration for the installation, you will enter a theatrical space handmade from cardboard and materials donated by Bristol’s Children’s Scrapstore within which videos, lighting effects and digital installations will guide you through this indoor maze-like space.

Mixing fact and fantasy the journey starts in the floating harbour and explores how the stars were relied on by sailors as they crossed the ocean. Replica artefacts and stories representing Bristol’s work in the world of space exploration will be uncovered through exploratory play.

Your galactic guide will be Bemmie the Rat, a cheeky local chappie with aspirations of being a Ratronaut! He’ll help you navigate time-travelling portals and introduce you to far-flung corners of the galaxy, to spaces filled with heart songs and stories of communities living on alien planets.

Tickets, location and dates

Space Shanty is installed at M Shed in Bristol between 18 July and 1 September. To find out more and book tickets click here.

About the creators and organisers of Space Shanty

Space Shanty has been developed in Bristol by a collaboration between D-Unit, Dreamy Place, Yuup and M Shed.

About D-Unit
Famed for their immersive installations, D-Unit is a creative collective of artists based in Bristol. Space Shanty is the work of lead artist Megan Broadmeadow and the rest of the D-Unit team.

About Dreamy Place
Dreamy Place supports, promotes and invests in arts and cultural projects that explore the innovative use of creative tech and moving image. Including exhibitions, installations, festivals and performances. Dreamy Place is curated and produced by Brighton-based creative agency videoclub.

About Yuup
, the local experiences company, helps people find and book exciting things to do in their community. Yuup has earned a reputation for curating unique experiences for everyone to enjoy, building a place where people follow their passions, create memories, and discover things that make life awesome.

About M Shed
A place to discover the history of Bristol through rare and quirky objects, amazing film and photographs and moving personal stories. From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the story of Bristol and its unique place in the world.

Space Shanty has been created by lead artist Megan Broadmeadow and D-Unit, and commissioned by videoclub for Dreamy Place.

Space Shanty is supported by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.