SENSING NATURE PHOTO TRAIL
Photo Trails are produced to help people with, and without, disabilities, better access the countryside.
They show, through photos, the route of a walk and recognise the importance of providing “pre-visit” information on trail features and site amenities, such as whether disabled parking and accessible toilets are available etc etc.
‘Beyond the Image’ photographer Lucy Kayne has produced a ‘Sensing Nature’ Photo Trail for Waveney & Blyth Arts so that you can find out what the walk and the site has to offer before you book your ticket for one of the unique musical performances!
Sensing Nature is on for 4 performances only – 5pm Friday 30th June and 12pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm Saturday 1st July. Don’t miss it! Book your tickets now by emailing [email protected] or call 07415 168806.
The Sensing Nature’ Photo Trail is here http://www.phototrails.org/default.cfm?walk=Sensing-Nature-Sound-Trail—Thornham-Woods&page=trail&walk_id=500
STOP PRESS! WAVENEY & BLYTH ARTS TO FEATURE ON NATIONAL RADIO
Excitingly we heard yesterday that BBC Radio 4’s In Touch programme are sending a reporter on Friday 30th June to make a short feature about ‘Sensing Nature’ to be broadcast on 11th July.
Fame at last!
WEDNESDAY 17th May
Wednesday was spent with Jackie Walduck and Adrian Lee exploring birdsong with our group based at Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind.
The musicians responded to the song of birds you might find at Thornham Woods, including the Collared Dove, Great Tit, the Dunnock and the Chaffinch. These bird songs were interpreted by the musicians into sounds and rhythms on their instruments. The idea was to build an improvised dawn chorus in response to the birdsong and in response to each other
Some of the birdsongs were also deconstructed and re built using the participants’ instruments.
Listen to the Chaffinch below….
Thank you Jackie and Adrian for an inspiring few days.
TUESDAY 16th May
Jackie Walduck led the Ipswich workshop on Tuesday. The group explored the use of the Guiro (Latin American percussion instrument) to imitate the many stridulating insects found at the Thornham Woods site. Sounds you may experience at Thornham Woods are the inspiration at the heart of the Sensing Nature project. Stridulators produce sounds by rubbing one part of the body against another eg. the grasshopper.
Click the links below to listen to the Guiro interpretations of the Meadow grasshopper, the Speckled Grasshopper and the Water Boatman. All native to the Thornham Estate.