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A Dawn Chorus Celebration

Sandy Hill Arts will be celebrating the dawn chorus with a morning of creative activities focusing on the beauty of birdsong and birds. Come and experience the magic of the dawn chorus on our site, from 5 am. Our wet woodland site will resound to the spring calls of a wide array of birds and RSPB volunteers will be on hand to help identify calls and offer their expert knowledge. Refreshments will be available from 5 am, for those who wish to be there at dawn. During the morning, there will be readings of bird poetry, musical performances on the theme, film soundscapes and an exhibition of bird and spring related art. In addition, acclaimed artist and ceramicist, Suna Imre, who notates birdsong spontaneously to create her beautiful artworks, will be running a workshop.

‘Wherever there are birds, there is hope.’ – Mehmet Murat Ildan

A personal journey through the poetry and art of birds : 9-10 am  Cost : Free 

Join Angharad Holloway, Lisa Mullane and Simon Wells, as they present a selection of favourite poems and artworks relating to birds

Capturing birdsong through a mark-making workshop with artist Suna Imre : 10am-12pm Cost : £25

A workshop that allows participants to learn how to explore birdsong through mark-making . Artist, Suna Imre, will guide you through the process of notating birdsong and how to use this to create artworks. The two hour workshop will enable participants to create their own works, as well as a joint piece made by the group, in response to the birdsong that they have been immersed in, as part of the dawn chorus event.  Book here for the Suna Imrie workshop.





11th May 2024


5:00 am - 1:00 pm


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