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W/b July 1st: Birds of Heart and Sky installed in the Brynmor Jones Gallery, Hull University, as p[art of This Is Hull week.


July 25th, 26th, 27th, 2024, 5pm - 8pm: Birds of Heart and Sky installed at St Mary's Church, Scarborough. as part of Scarborough Art. Tickets from Eventotron, more details to follow.

April - July, 2024: Sarah is Creative Practitioner in Residence at Hull University, corresponding with her composition of radio ballad 'Birds of Heart and Sky'. See separate page for more details about this project.


April 25th, 2023, for one week at Hull University: The Dark Store in the Brymor Jones Library at Hull University.


February 4th, 2023: the opening of Beeforth's Hive in South Cliff Gardens, Scarborough. Featuring audio composed by Sarah in collaboration with writer Charlotte Oliver and Scarborough Young Carers.


November 12th and Sunday 13th, 2022: The Dark Store installed in The Sitwell Library, Woodend Gallery, Scarborough from 11.30am - 4pm on both days.  For more information see here:

July 16th, 2022: Miners' Song (part of The Dark Store) with interview, broadcast on BBC Introducing, Humberside Radio, then BBC Sounds.


June 17th, 2022, 6pm. Listen to The Dark Store in full here:


June 3rd - July 31st, 2022:

'The Dark Store' radio ballad: premiered at South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford, UK. See

'The Dark Store' radio ballad, broadcast on Chapel FM;  20.05.2022.

See   and The Dark Store page.

June 1st  - July 31st, 2022: 'Go Back With Me'.

An exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Anne Brontë at South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford, UK. Sarah worked in collaboration with visual and textile artist Lindsey Tyson, providing acousmatic works including audio recorded in and around The Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, former home of the Brontë family. 

As this exhibition at The Brontë Parsonage Museum was cut short by the pandemic, it is being shown at South Square. See


Autumn 2020 through 2022:

'The Dark Store' (see the Dark Store page).

An exciting collaboration between Sarah and Charlotte Oliver, also with writer Clare Shaw. 

'The Sisters Walk' (see page) was broadcast on Radiophrenia: 


24 HOURS A DAY: 7th – 20th February, 2022
RADIOPHRENIA is a temporary art radio station broadcasting intermittently from the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow – a two-week long festival exploring current trends in sound and transmission arts.

The broadcast schedule included a series of 19 newly commissioned radio works, 13 Live-to-Air performances as well as live studio shows, shorts and pre-recorded features. As in previous years the majority of the programme will be made up from selections submitted to an international open call for sound art and radio works.

Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022:

South Cliff Gardens Project, Scarborough, UK. Sarah was commissioned to compose an audio work based on community 'wild walks' in the gardens, with ambient recordings and original poetry curated by Charlotte Oliver.


Autumn 2020 - 2021:

Sarah collaborated with poet Emily Jane Bell, composing audio for Emily's poem "The Sisters' Walk" based on the relationship between Emily and Anne Brontë,  and 'Wuthering Heights', by Emily Brontë.

August 2020 - forwards

Sarah and Karen Chalmers were both commissioned to create songs for their band Raven, to perform and record for the project below:

Animated Objects Theatre Company will be delivering a Coastal wide performance of The Odyssey – An Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast.

Highlighting and showcasing the diverse landscapes, architecture and communities of our Yorkshire Coast, The Odyssey will engage local people in producing and performing this dramatic story through a series of outdoor events that will include giant artworks, film, animation and illuminations and will give opportunities for our communities to get involved in creation, production and storytelling.

Spanning 100 miles of stunning coastline, from Spurn Point to Staithes and delivering more than 50 live events across 3 years.


01.02.2020 - 2021: 'Go Back With Me'.

Sarah was commissioned by The Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, to provide acousmatic works for an exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Anne Brontë. Sarah worked in collaboration with visual and textile artist Lindsey Tyson. Funded by Arts Council England.


If you would like to buy the CD of the audio works, please visit


As part of the Anne Brontë bicentennial celebrations in Scarborough, Sarah's sound work 'Go Back With Me' was previewed inside the dimly lit St Mary's Church (with permission of The Brontë Parsonage Museum). This formed the reflective end to the weekend of Anne-themed events.


Summer/Autumn 2019: Sarah's work featured in a 3 month sound installation at Spurn Point Lighthouse, working with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. See 

Coastival Festival of Arts in Scarborough, North Yorkshire; 22-24 February 2019: a sound installation of Sarah's works at the Rotunda Museum, Scarborough. throughout the festival weekend.

January 12-14 2019: BFE/RMA Conference 2019, hosted by the Department of music at Sheffield University. Presenting Sarah's "New Year's Eve".


November 15-18 2018: Sound Thought 2018 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Presenting Sarah's "New Year's Eve".

Sound Thought is an annual festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance run by postgraduate students from the University of Glasgow. Sound Thought presents a unique opportunity for postgraduate researchers by providing them with a platform to present their research in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment alongside the work of contemporary practitioners. 

The theme, Signal, was explored by exhibiting works.


October 2018: "From Moor to Highland" was record of the week on BBC Radio York on the BBC Introducing Programme (27.10.18 and 03.11.18). 


May 2018: Composer/Computer/Distance Conference, Sheffield, UK. Featuring self-identified marginalized groups and emerging artists, celebrating diversity in the computer music field. Sarah’s “Forest Sirens” played at Dina Venue.



May 2018: Noisefloor Festival 2018, Staffordshire University, UK. An experimental sound and image festival showcasing the work of local, national and international artists. Sarah's work "Loading the Pride of Rotterdam" was played and diffused live at a fixed acousmatic concert. See

March - April 2018: Sarah composed music and was Music Director for "A Scarborough Tale", a promenade play performed in Scarborough's Market Hall (North Yorkshire, UK), by Sleeping Dogs Theatre Company.


March 2018: "In My Father's Attic" was diffused live as part of a performance of HEARO (Hull Electroacoustic Resonance Orchestra) at Middleton Hall, Hull University, UK.


February 2018: Sarah was interviewed and a selection of her works were played on Coast and County Radio, on the Wordsmiths programme. See

February 2018: "Caught Between Two Worlds (Seen Off Scarborough)" was presented at NAISA (New Adventures In Sound Art) North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario, Canada.  The piece was included in a performance exploring story and narrative forms called "Sonic Reflections: People and Place"; part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art.
It can also be listened to on the Deep Wireless 13 online compilation on Soundcloud:

This is part of NAISA’s initiative to disseminate radio and transmission art more widely on an international level.


December 2017:  the ambient track "Forest Sirens" was broadcast on BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside, in collaboration with Hull University. 

June 2017: Sound+Environment 2017 Conference at Hull University, UK. "A Mermaid Seen Off Scarborough" was presented as part of the listening room.

January - March 2017: one of Sarah's soundtrack's formed part of the Bowhead exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum, as part of City of Culture 2017. Animation by Louise Dempsey. Sound and music by Sarah Dew, George Marshall, Joshua Hoggart and Adam Courtney; all students at Hull University, UK. 

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