Colourscape is a large labyrinth of colour and light. It’s a sculpture of pure colour that the public actually go inside. Everyone puts on a coloured cape to become part of the colour experience and enters into a new world where one can freely explore the potentials of light, colour and space. There’s also music, dance and theatre taking place inside. Originally created by artist Peter Jones in the early 70s, Colourscape is a walk-in structure of nearly 100 interlinked chambers.
The Colourscape Music Festival has appeared annually on Clapham Common since 1989. It’s the only contemporary music festival to take place actually inside a sculpture. Composers Lawrence Casserley and Simon Desorgher originally founded their south London music festival in Nettlefold Hall, West Norwood. When they encountered Colourscape the made the decision to move the whole contemporary music festival into this amazing new space.
We felt we could almost breathe the colours. Colour can be seen, and it can also be felt. Colour is energy. Colourscape is about opening up your senses, stimulating creativity and extending your awareness of colour.