Ray Lee (uk)

fri 16 sept, 7-9pm (new ground)
sat 17-sun 18 sept, 2-9pm (weymouth)
new ground, portland
weymouth pavilion forecourt

Be mesmerised by giant kinetic sculptures towering above, like UFOs landing at nightfall. Singing out a siren call as they spin, beautiful orbits of light are traced in the sky, creating the effect of a swarm of fireflies, or planets in motion.

the artist
Ray Lee is an award-winning artist and British Composer of the Year winner.

venue choices
New Ground Portland – Following the success of Harmonic Fields in 2012, we were keen to return to Portland and in what better way than in partnership with the lovely people of b-side who make Portland their home. Located between the Victorian High Angle Battery and the Portland Heights Hotel, New Ground offers stunning views over Chesil beach and Weymouth Bay.

Weymouth Pavilion Forecourt – Weymouth is a destination town and we enjoyed working here in 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad. This location is a central point at which Chorus will stand out against the backdrop of the 1908 theatre, the Georgian Esplanade and the gorgeous views of the stunning chalk coastline that make up part of the Jurassic Coast.

visitor information
For detailed access information, please see the Chorus Access Guide (pdf).


Photos: Farrows Creative

Getting to the event

new ground, portland

Portland New Ground is easily accessible via car, bus and on foot. The nearest train station is Weymouth and has frequent bus links to Portland: Bus Route 1 runs from Weymouth to Portland, Route 14 from Dorchester to Portland via Weymouth and the Portland Community Bus service 1 follows a circular route around the island. If travelling by car, the Market car park (adjacent to the Heights Hotel) will be providing free public parking for this event. Please note that only blue badge parking will be permitted in the car park overlooking New Ground itself.

weymouth pavilion forecourt

Weymouth Pavilion forecourt is a 12-minute walk from the train station (0.6 of a mile) and is easily accessible via train, foot and bicycle. If you intend to drive, pay and display parking will be available in the car park at the rear of the Pavilion and blue badge parking will be available and clearly signposted at the front of the Pavilion. Bus routes are also available, with stops nearby – for more information please call First Group on 0870 010 6022.

Get Involved

Meet the artist

Join Ray Lee for an informal talk and tour of his work.

Find out more

Supported by:

Core funded by Dorset County Council and Borough of Poole