A City & A Garden invites you to walk again the urban environments you know, but discovering, through your headphones, a different kind of journey, shifting perspectives of place, connectedness, environment, and history.

Through smartphone technology, you will discover the stories and songs that lie hidden in the trees and bricks of our city spaces; interwoven narratives and soundscapes that envelop you as you walk a Cork city street, say, or the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin.

A City and A Garden, commissioned by Sounds from a Safe Harbour in association with Body & Soul, brings together some of Ireland’s most exciting writers and musicians to realise this ambitious multi-disciplinary project. Literary curator Danny Denton (editor of The Stinging Fly) has selected four exceptional writers – Gavin Corbett, Louise Hegarty, Lisa McInerney and Melatu-Uche Okorie – to create new stories. Creating responses to these stories, the team will expand to include Seán MacErlaine (sound designer and Musical Director), Deirdre Breen (visual artists and multidisciplinary designer), WP Cork Developers, voice-over artists, and a host of talent to help bring the tales to life.

Explore this one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art public art experience, for free, throughout the Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh (11-20 June): all that’s required is a smartphone, headphones, and your imagination.

Presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council. To see the full Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh programme, visit www.brighteningair.com