Brooklands in Sound



On Saturday 14 July 2018, Surrey Arts will be premiering their new commissioned work No Sound Ever Dies at Brooklands in Sound, an evening festival of music, poetry and sound at Brooklands Museum.

The museum will come alive to the sound of live music performed by choirs, bands and ensembles embedded within garages, on balconies and among the exhibits across the Brooklands Museum site.

Featuring a cast of 1,000 musicians, singers and dancers, the evening will culminate in the exciting 45 minute commissioned premier performance No Sound Ever Dies by composer Joanna Lee and librettist Stephen Plaice, which tells the story of motoring pioneers and Brooklands heroes Percy Lambert and Kay Petre.

A sound piece called Learning to Fly by sound artist and musician Graham Dowdall will be installed in the spectacular newly restored Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed.

Already taking part? CLICK HERE to access the learning resources. (This area is password protected, please contact your group leader for details) 

lp-take-partTake part!

If you or your school would like to take part in this incredible new piece and have the opportunity work alongside professional performers, as well as benefitting from the support of our vocal leaders click though to find out how you can get involved.

We are looking to recruit primary aged singers, secondary aged singers and young dancers aged 16-21.

If you are already taking part and need to access the learning resources, please click here and have the provided login details ready to enter.


lp-yellowBrooklands in Sound: The Festival

Brooklands in Sound will include performances from a variety of Surrey ensembles and local groups as well as featuring a sound installation as part of the Learning to Fly project. The evening will culminate in the premier performance No Sound Ever Dies, which will be performed in front of the spectaular Stratopheric Chamber within the heart of the museum.

Visitors will be able to enjoy an evening of music, poetry and sound among the collections of vintage busses, cars, motorbikes and aeroplanes.  Click through for more information about the festival.   


lp-greenNo Sound Ever Dies

Inspired by the spirit of Brooklands, the premier performance of No Sound Ever Dies by 1,000 musicians, singers and dancers will conclude our festival.  This specially commissioned work celebrates two drivers, Percy Lambert (1881-1913) and Kay Petre (1903-1994), motor racing pioneers and stars of their day.  No Sound Ever Dies will be performed in front of the spectacular Stratospheric Chamber at the heart of Brooklands Museum.



Tickets will be available from the Brooklands Museum box office soon! Stay tuned for updates.

Adults: £14.00
Concessions: £12.00
4-16 year olds:  £9.00
under 5s:  free
Booking fees apply.


The who, what, when where and why about the festival, the commission and related projects.




lp-yellowPartners and funders

The Brooklands in Sound festival and No Sound Ever Dies have been made possible through external funding.

Click through to find out more about the partners we are working with and the organisations who have helped make this happen.