Phool Bloom (Phool – pronounced Fool means flower in Sanskrit)


Nutkhut presents Phool Bloom commissioned by the City of Bradford for BD: is LIT 2023

Broadway Shopping Centre
Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th, 2023
5pm – 9pm

Three beautiful flowers spring to life, accompanied by an evolving soundscape created with local residents.

“Simply special – it was a wonderful project – calming, gentle and an insight into the charm and beauty of Bradford!”Aleena – participant
This unique trio of installations unearths the stories of the flowers, the landscape and the local community. Together we see their stories blossom.

Nutkhut partnered with Bradford based 501 Arts, PlayLa.bZ & SubPac to create an original ‘Feel It’ soundtrack for Phool Bloom with a selection of experimental soundscape artists.

The Sound of Flora and and Fauna!

The bio-sonic sound waves of key flora and fauna, recorded at Bradford’s Unique Botanical Gardens in Lister Park, were woven into a Phool Bloom theme tune & 360 immersive soundscape to bring multi-dimensional audio experience to the project. Voices of many Bradford residents, Lorna, Caprice, Zara, Kelly and Cath contributed their enthusiasm of memories through the lens of a Lotus, Hibiscus, and a Rose.

Native/Non native, plants are plants and people are people – a wonderful project highlighting similarity and difference in a clever, creative and educational way. Maureen – Bradford Participant

Award winning Nutkhut has been delighting audiences for over 20 years – working across the arts, heritage and technology sectors to animate public and outdoor spaces. Often inspired by historical people and places, Nutkhut’s productions are designed to encourage public participation and interaction.

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