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Past Event

Festival of Ideas: Bird Bath Installation

Sun 5 - Sun 12 May 2024

This event takes place in St Peter's Church, Preston Park, Preston Drove.

Created by meditator and broadcaster Alistair Appleton (Mindsprings) and musician and ecoacoustician Alice Eldridge (University of Sussex).

Bird Bath transforms beautiful buildings into restorative spaces by inviting you to pause, rest and ‘bathe’ in the sound of local birdsong.

Throughout the first week of the festival, St Peter’s Church in Preston Park will be open to the public and filled with spring bird song recorded in local nature reserves and recovery sites.

Come and experience the magic of nature’s song. You can drop into the venue or for an extra special experience join us for the Dawn Chorus Breakfast - or Dusk Meditation, Performance and Improvisation.

A collaboration with the School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex, The Festival of Ideas harnesses the transformative power of the arts and humanities to fashion new ways of thinking about the past, present and future.

Bird Bath is a Sussex Digital Humanities Lab, Experimental Ecologies project, working in partnership with the Living Coast UNESCO Biosphere, produced by Sound UK and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Impact Acceleration Account. Thanks to Churches Conservation Trust.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Impact Acceleration Account and School of Media Arts and Humanities.