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Bird Bath Dawn Chorus Breakfast
BRIGHTON
Bird Bath Installation
BRIGHTON
Bird Bath Dusk Meditation, Performance and Improvisation
BRIGHTON

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 Brighton 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.

Bird Bath is a collaboration between meditator and broadcaster Alistair Appleton (Mindsprings) and musician and ecoacoustician Alice Eldridge (University of Sussex).

Bird Bath is part of the University of Sussex Festival of Ideas at Brighton Festival, 5 - 12 May 2024.

Bird Bath image - by Sozapato Ilustración

Image by Sozapato Ilustración.

Bird Bath Installation
Sunday 5 May 7am - 6pm. Mon 6 - Saturday 11 May. 11am-6pm daily. Sunday 12 May - 10am-12pm (free)

Bird Bath Dawn Chorus Breakfast
Sunday 5 May. 5am (Pay What You Can - £5, £10, £15, £20 options)

Join us to celebrate International Dawn Chorus day by waking up to listen to the dawn chorus followed by an ecosocial breakfast at St Peter’s Church hosted by Hospitable Environment. Limited numbers. Meet at St Peter’s Church, outdoor location TBC.

Bird Bath Dusk Meditation, Performance and Improvisation
Sunday 12 May, 7.30pm (Pay What You Can - £5, £10, £15, £20 options)
7.30 pm Guided meditation with Alistair Appleton
8.30 pm Performance by Collectress followed by open improvisation invitation (bring an acoustic instrument)

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 and School of Media Arts and Humanities. Thanks to Churches Conservation Trust.

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