Who We Are

The Sound of the Streets is a registered charity with a board of trustees and advisory group.

The group includes local musicians, teachers and academics as well as people actively engaged in street music and performance nationally.

We are always looking for new members. We work closely with festival director Tim Hill and our team that includes filmmaker Hannah Earl and our production team Jen McCloud and Kevin Stratton

Tim Hill creates celebrations, shows and music. Often outdoors. Inspired by encountering and then working for the pioneering arts company Welfare State International, he engages with and researches traditions of outdoor ritual and celebration, processions, street music and outdoor noise. Tim has played with samba bands around Stonehenge and on the back of trucks at Notting Hill carnival, led giants through the streets of London, created Olympic Torch events, cooked celebratory feasts, written wassail songs, and led funeral services.

Tim has been musical director for many outdoor arts companies and festivals. With the Mellstock Band he recreates the English rural music of the 18th and 19th centuries, appearing in many TV and film productions including the classic BBC Pride and Prejudice


Arts Council England, Somerset Council, Taunton Town Council, TYCA, Actiontrack, Seed Sedgemoor, Parsonage Solar Farm, John Packers Ltd, Take Art, Hickleys Ltd, The Museum of Somerset, Somerset Music, The Southwest Heritage Trust, Richard Huish College, Sound Foundation Somerset, Guildhall Young Artists Taunton, Taunton Academy School, Castle School, Bridgwater Town Council, Axbridge Town Council and Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts