The Creative Hub, The Storey Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA1 1TH

100 Stories High


By imitating the dog with composer James Hamilton

As a man leaves his house for the final time, a flood of memories unfolds. Personal moments collide with world events as the old building shows its history and bares its soul. imitating the dog mix beautiful animation with live performance in this musical installation about memory and time.

100 Stories High is a new outdoor projection piece, accompanied by an original musical score by composer James Hamilton, vocals from Neil Balfour and a community choir of local Lancashire residents. The piece was on display in the centre of Blackpool for Lightpool Festival and in Lancaster Castle for Light Up Lancaster, transforming the walls and building exteriors with a magical and moving story.

This performance was filmed at Lancaster Castle by Sodium Films, where the choir performed live.

With thanks to Sodium Films, Left Coast, Blackpool Council & Encounter Voices.

Supported by The Granada Foundation.

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  • Artistic Designer and Video Designer: Simon Wainwright
  • Composer and Choir Leader: James Hamilton
  • Associate Director: Laura Atherton
  • Lighting and Production Manager: Andrew Crofts
  • Sound Engineer: Craig Rothery
  • Lead Singer: Neil Balfour