A Nightingale on The Western Front

Chris Watson will premiere ‘A Nightingale on The Western Front’, a multichannel sound composition recorded in various sites of battles in Flanders in Newcastle this November. Chris will present this piece from 5am to 7.30am on the morning of Sunday 11 November on the Boiler Shop Mezzanine, for limited audience…

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The Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition 2018

The Mall Galleries in London will again be hosting The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, this year running from 25th October until 4th November. SWLA contributing artists include Carry Ackroyd, Adam Binder, Marco Brode, Victoria Edwards, Robert Gillmor and many others. For a sneak preview, take a look at…

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Our e-shop is open!

We are pleased to be able to launch our new shop with a number of limited edition prints. Taking an avian theme and including images of an Avocet, Ringed Plover and an Eurasian Eagle Owl, each print is hand-printed, signed and numbered and is delivered in a card mount. You…

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Back in time: Standon & Puckeridge

I was sent a link to a youtube film recently that was so interesting from a local social history perspective that I wanted to share it on the blog – it is a British Pathe film showing the village vicar, Rev. Ross Sage delivering milk around Puckeridge in 1963 with…

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The beat of a bush cricket

I first found a Roesel’s bush-cricket in the summer of 2009 in the long grass of some set-a-side land behind the string of houses in our small hamlet. That land is now consumed into a garden, but I digress. I came across one again the other week in the warmth…

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Signposts #2: Dawn Chorus – John Neville

Canadian wildlife sound recording artist John Neville has been recording wildlife and the birds of his native Canada for a number of years. When he made contact asking to use a recording I had made of a Nightingale in a presentation on the dawn chorus at this year’s International Ornithological…

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Return of the prodigal child?

Regular readers of this blog will know that for eighteen months or so we made a close acquaintance of our garden robin – a relationship cultivated and maintained by a steady supply of live mealworms – you can read about it here. Our Robin, as she became to be known,…

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Out on the Lark

Spontaneity sometimes brings great rewards. What was a late decision to have a weekend away in June last year, evolved into a magical experience that will live long in the memory and the idyllic location we found will no doubt become a base for further adventures to come. It wasn’t until…

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Bonehill

A couple of days wild camping and bouldering on Dartmoor in June gave the perfect opportunity to capture the sounds of the wildlife and livestock of this special, remote and peaceful landscape.

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