The Loathsome Worm


The Loathsome Worm is a mobile studio and workshop, catering for a great variety of recording projects.   

For this proof of concept piece, we used the tale of The Lambton Worm to explore recording techniques, sound design and creative storytelling, and built a geolocated audio experience based around Cox Green and Penshaw Hill.

All narration and sound effects were created and recorded by the participants of our workshop at the Washington Arts Centre on February 25th, 2023. We snapped and squished vegetables, hit curtain poles together, dropped things in buckets of water, and gave our best monster roars.


The music was made using their suggestions too, which included what instruments they felt reflected the time, as well as the mood of each chapter and what instruments they felt created certain atmospheres; such as tension or joy.

The finished product is available to experience now, either as a standalone story on our SoundCloud page, or as the geolocated soundwalk via Echoes or Gesso. Just click our link in this artist profile post.

If you would like contact us to discuss creating your own geolocated soundwalk, audiobook, or simply bringing a story to life, please e-mail us at;

We can be as flexible as your imagination.

Our work was made possible by Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator programme in partnership with Sunderland Culture.

Composer-Curator is supported by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation.