Hear The Voice Of God In A Swimming Pool By The Thames

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Hear The Voice Of God In A Swimming Pool By The Thames
Bompas & Parr. Photo by Chloe Newman

Hear the 'voice of God' in Hilton Bankside's swimming pool this month, as part of the utterly bonkers Merge Bankside Festival.

Bompas & Parr will be turning voices into infrasound to give you a one-of-a-kind supernatural experience, essentially by vibrating your eyeballs. Visitors will experience sounds broadcast at 19Hz, as part of the Voice of God artwork. The low-frequency vibrations can cause the eyeball to distort, activating the rods and cones in your eyes through pressure rather than light.

Voice of God runs from 29 September to 2 October.

Visit, and you could experience seemingly 'supernatural' and 'divine visions' through the medium of sound. Voice of God, from 29 September to 2 October, is a world first; the first time infrasound has been creatively used to give people a spectral visitation.

It's all part of Bankside's MERGE Festival, running between Blackfriars and London Bridge from 24 September to 7 October, with plenty of other events going on.

The ever-popular Riverside Stage will be back outside Tate Modern for a weekend of live music curated by New Roots and Sister Ray. The line-up includes London-born Soul man Danny Toeman, Wesley Gonzalez, Jon Kenzie and Ned Roberts.

Don't miss the chance for some untoward foodie fun with Demonstration Gone Wrong at Borough Market. Spoof chefs will try desperately to keep up appearances during a live food demonstration. Cue much physical comedy, slapstick and — hopefully — lots of laughs.

Demonstration Gone Wrong runs from 24 September to 1 October.

Time To Be Late aims to put a smile on commuters' faces with the injection of some much-needed comedy into their journeys. At unexpected points along Blackfriars Road, you'll meet street theatre inspired by the rich history and famous characters from the area.

Time To Be Late runs on 6 and 7 October.

And there are surprises in store as outdoor arts company Bureau of Silly Ideas marks the centenary of the shooting down of a Zeppelin airship over Blackfriars Bridge. Look out for the Peas Corps and something big and white in the sky...

Merge Bankside, runs from Blackfriars to London Bridge, from 24 September to 7 October. Much of the festival is free. More details will be announced over the coming weeks at mergefestival.co.uk.

Last Updated 16 September 2016