St Marys tour goes through times

LISTEN up, St Marys!

Soundlapse is a new audio tour of Queen Street, designed to celebrate the diverse and shared stories of the town.

It's the latest instalment of Penrith Council's Queen Street Riches and Textures project.

Soundlapse was produced at St Marys Corner Community and Cultural Precinct in collaboration with Maitree House, web developer Andrew Wagstaffe and TAFE digital media students.

The tour takes audiences on an unexpected journey through the street's past, present and future through archival sounds, recorded interview snippets, narrations and local music for audiences to embark on their own journey of rediscovering familiar surrounds.

Immerse yourself in the sounds of St Marys station, hear spooky tales in a costume shop, and stories of St Marys World War II munitions workers before sitting down at a deli or cafe for some prosciutto or a strawberry milkshake.

After a break, explore nearby laneways to discover murals of St Marys' past, listen to local DJs and rappers, chat to long-term St Marys hairdressers about past and present styles, see artwork in Coachmans Park, revisit the history of the St Marys Spring Festival, visit a graveyard and hear about young people's dreams for the future.

Soundlapse will be launched at St Marys Corner tomorrow night.

Free guided tours will be held on September 10 (10am-noon), September 13 and 17 (11am-1pm) and audio players will be provided.

Tours will start outside St Marys station.

Bookings essential: 4732 7838.

A free mobile walking tour app is available at the Apple and Google Play app stores from tomorrow.

Details: queenstsoundlapse.com.

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