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Step into the unknown.

Wayfaring, which comes to Basildon Park in July, is an outdoor event combining installation with live performance and music. Artists and performers from And Now: will work with, not against, the environment; creating structures made from wood and other materials that are available from the landscape.

Come, look and listen as you walk through this shared space and perhaps even play an active part as you contribute to the ever evolving installation.

Join us on the Saturday evening as live music and performance transforms the installation in a rousing celebration of people coming together and of paths crossing for a single night.

Access to the Installation:

Wed 18 Jul & Fri 20 Jul, 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Thu 19 Jul, 10am - 8pm (last entry 7pm)

FREE entrance to Basildon Park's ground (no booking required)

Main Event:

Sat 21 Jul, 8.30pm

FREE (pre-booking required)

Free access from 7pm to the grounds; come early and bring a picnic! We advise you to wear comfy/warm clothes and sensible footwear.

Final event – Saturday 21st July 2018.

Due to the prolonged hot weather and the grounds at Basildon Park being exceptionally dry and at risk of fire, we are unable to have a fire with fireworks on Saturday night as previously described.

(Un)Fortunately, we can’t control nature, it will have its way and we will respond!

Access on Saturday night to Basildon Park will still be free. Come from 7pm onwards if you are having a picnic on the lawn; because of the hot weather and dry ground we ask that you do not bring a BBQ or anything with a flame, including cigarettes. Then at 8pm pack up your picnic in your backpack (or you can leave your picnic things with a steward) and gather at the house for 8.30pm.

The characters of Wayfaring will welcome you and take you on a dusk journey through the woods into the landscape of Basildon Park, discovering the Wayfaring installation. Come together and get involved in a beautifully intimate evening and a very special moment in Basildon Park history.


Is there parking at Basildon Park?

Yes there is visitor parking at the entrance to Basildon Park. Please note it is then a 10 minute walk up a hill to the house and then another 10/15 minute walk to the Installation. Parking will be very limited on the night of the Resolution so we do ask that people car share as much as possible. Once parking is full we will not be able to let any more cars in.

Do I have to book tickets?

You do not need to book tickets for the Installation (Wed to Fri), although we do ask that if you are a group who will be arriving by coach that you let us know you are planning to attend by emailing hello@101outdoroarts.com.

We have limited capacity for the Resolution event on Saturday night, so to guarantee entry tickets must be booked in advance through our Box Office. Tickets are limited to 5 tickets per booking. We will ask you to reconfirm that you would still like to attend the week before the event. Tickets are free, supported by the Arts Council England and Greenham Trust.

What is the best time to arrive?

The Installation is open to the public from Wednesday 18 July and Friday 20 July between 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm), and Thursday 19 July, 10am - 8pm (last entry 7pm).

The Resolution event is on Saturday 21 July, 8.30pm. We ask people to arrive from 7pm and we also advise that the latest you arrive in the car park is 8.15pm to allow time to park and walk to the house.

How long is the event?

For visiting the Installation we suggestion you need to allow one hour, including walking. The Resolution will finish at approximately 10pm and you will then need to allow time to walk back to your car.

What should I wear?

Please dress appropriately for the weather that day as the whole event is outside. Please wear sensible shoes for walking over uneven ground and, as there are ticks in the landscape, we suggest you wear long trousers.

Can I bring children along?

We highly recommend that the Installation is for people of all ages but please do not bring pushchairs as the ground is even and there is long grass.

For the Resolution we advise that it will involve standing for at least an hour and a half and some walking. It will also be very dark at the end of the event so children need to be closely supervised.

Can you bring dogs along the route?

Dogs on leads are permitted.

Can we take pictures?

We do ask that no pictures are taken of the Installation and the Resolution as the project is happening over several locations over several months and the artists would like to keep it a mystery for all new audiences.

Is there access to toilets?

The toilets at the entrance to Basildon Park will be open during the Installation and the Resolution. During the Installation the toilets by the house will also be open.

Will there be food and drink available?

During the Installation the café at Basildon House will be open for purchasing food and drink.

At the Resolution there will not be food and drink available, but we do encourage you to arrive from 7pm and bring your own picnic to have outside the house. If you are bringing a picnic please bring it in a backpack so it is easy for you to carry once you have finished. There is a long distance to walk so we do advise you to bring as little as possible that you will need to carry.

Due to the very hot and dry weather there is a complete ban on BBQs at Basildon Park.

Can the site be accessed by wheelchair users?

There is limited access to the site for wheelchair users. If you are a wheelchair user then please contact us in advance to discuss your access requirements at hello@101outdoorarts.com.

Can I smoke at Basildon Park?

Due to the very hot and dry weather there is a complete ban on smoking at Basildon Park.

What if I have questions during my visit?

There will be Corn Exchange staff at the entrance to Basildon Park during the Installation and the Resolution. During the Installation there will be staff at the Installation and also at the house. At the Resolution there will be stewards in high visibility jackets along the route to answer any questions and monitor everyone’s safety. There will also be first aid staff on site.

Free access from 7pm. The main event will start at 8:30, so please ensure you are on site by approx. 8pm.

Wayfaring is produced by Activate Performing Arts, co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Corn Exchange Newbury & 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and Oerol Festival, and supported by the National Association for Areas for Outstanding Natural Beauty with public funding from Arts Council England. It is also supported at Basildon Park by The National Trust and North Wessex Downs AONB.