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MUSH by Unfinished Business

29th Oct 2022

Get your hands dirty! A sensorial, deep listening experience, inviting you to connect with the alchemical transformation that happens through fermenting sourdough.

Plunge your hands into sourdough in this interactive encounter, get up close and personal with flour, water and trillions of bacteria whilst listening to a guided meditation.

Leave with your own jar of sourdough mother and instructions on how to care for it and make your own bread at home.

MUSH is a participatory sensorial installation; a fun, gooey, deep listening experience, inviting you to consider: how would it feel to be one of 40-trillion microorganisms inside a human being’s microbiome? Embark on an audio journey, move your hands through the MUSH and experience a sensorial improvisation like no other.

MUSH is part of The Bakery of Slow Ideas.
The experience lasts approximately 25 minutes.
Free, booking recommended (drop in slots will be available)

This event is part of Take Over 2022.

Access information

We aim to create safe, welcoming and accessible spaces for all. Access information for MUSH at St Mary's Market:

  • In a town centre location
  • Nearest train station is St Helens Central (for trains to and from Liverpool/Manchester/Blackpool/Wigan)
  • Nearest bus stop is St Helens Bus Station (for buses to Liverpool, Wigan and around St Helens)
  • Nearest accessible parking at St Helens Town Hall (10 minute walk) and World of Glass (5 minute walk)
  • Gender neutral toilet available at The Book Stop
  • Wheelchair accessible, with one trough set at an accessible height
  • Transcript of the audio meditation available on site

If you'd like to discuss your access needs, please get in touch.

Contact Anna on:
07529224271 (9.30am - 5.30pm)


MUSH has been presented at Performatik 2019 Festival curated by Kaai Theatre, (KANAL Centre Pompidou, Brussels) and Tanzkongress 2019, directed by Meg Stuart of Damaged Goods (Hellerau, Dresden).

Image credit: Ludger Storcks

About the artists

Unfinished Business