A MUSICIAN and podcaster who concerns himself with the future of the planet has turned his ideas into a live show blending music and film.

Timo Peach, who presents the podcast Unsee the Future, unveiled a “test bed performance” for a production which he hopes to take on tour.

And he believes creative businesses in Bournemouth could help the town “blossom into a beacon of sustainable living”.

At a one-off show called Five Songs to Help Us Unsee the Future, Timo took the themes of his podcast and turned them to a “neon cabaret for the end of the world”.

The audience were asked to wear eye masks and hold hands in the dark as they entered the performance space at Talbot Heath School, before the show began with Timo and fellow performer Hazel Evans asking “Are we all asleep?”

The songs they will form part of a touring production with science fiction elements, which he announced would be called The Shape of Things to Hum.

He said the title would be the name of “both the album at the core of it all and the ultimately five-part live experience we hope to create out of it”.

The initial event was supported by digital agency Octopus Farm and a host of creatives and musicians, as part of Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe.

It featured some early scenes of an original short film, The Martian Artist, commissioned from director Andy Robinson.

Timo said the show aimed to challenge our assumption about the future, at a time when many people wondered whether there was any longer such a thing as good news.

“The climate crisis seems to be moving even faster than feared and we are only just waking up to the irreparable damage we’ve been doing just with plastics use,” he said.

“However, as I’ve been exploring with the podcast Unsee The Future, there is hope – if we can help each other to start to see ourselves and our home planet through fresh eyes.

“This project is my personal attempt to help tell new stories of us, because I think this is the way to encourage the more hopeful human tomorrow.”

He added: “I think Bournemouth could in time blossom into a beacon of sustainable living around the creative business already blooming here,” he said.

“Anything I can do to encourage it with my own voice and work, I will try to.”