Winter Light at Woodbridge Tide Mill

Following a series of winter collaborations around Suffolk in Saxmundham, Ipswich and Felixstowe, Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music brings it’s winter programme back to Woodbridge Tide Mill for St Patrick’s night; with mapped projections on the 300 year old working Tide Mill and messages of peace for Ukraine from the public.

The event is free but will be urging people to donate directly to The Red Cross Mission In Ukraine

Alongside DJ mixes from Neil Thornton of London’s Disappearing Dinning Club and Ben Osborne, of Noise of Art, the event features an invitation to members of the public to post messages of peace for Ukraine, which will be projected onto the Tide Mill. The music will be accompanied by live light art from VJs Janice Oliver and Jim Horsfield, including a segment from Tide Mill Out, a collaborative audio visual work created by Ben Osborne entirely from the sights and sounds of the working 300 year old mill.

Neil Thornton began playing records in the mid 90s at warehouse parties. Teaming up with good friend and party cohort Johnny Hiller, he promoted the long running Disco party Lasermagnetic and began Shoreditch’s legendary Disco Pub. Today he looks after music for Disappearing Dining Club and has returned to his roots at East London’s Horse and Groom.

Ben Osborne is described as a “polymath” by Time Out (London). He is the founder of music and art project Noise of Art (“a cathedral of sound” – The Guardian); pioneering activities such as late night music events in galleries in London and immersive film and music events. He connects “music with the arts, film and other visual media” (M magazine), plays clubs and festivals across Europe and has DJ residencies from London to Prague. As well as DJing at everything from underground clubs to salubrious art institutions, he’s DJed parties for stars such as Sir Paul McCartney and Ricky Gervais. He also writes books.

Janice Oliver, aka MadameBoho, is a collaborative artist and producer of creative media with bands, DJ’s, dance, theatre, poets.

Jim Horsfield has performed across the globe at places such as Sydney Opera House. He was visual programmer at The Big Chill Festival and has toured extensively with BeardymanJon Hopkins, Future Loop FoundationGlobal Communication and worked with Phil Hartnol (Orbital), Gilles PetersonFatboy Slim and Pete Tong.

Thursday 17 March, Tide Mill and Boathouse, Whisstocks, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1FP. 6:30pm. Free Entry