Starts – 15:00, Sat 6th May
Ends – 9:00, Sun 7th May
South Walney Nature Reserve
£10/£8 – ticket includes admission and camping
Join Octopus Collective, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and invited artists at South Walney Nature Reserve for Soundcamp, an overnight event in celebration of International Dawn Chorus Day.
The Cumbria Soundcamp is part of a network of UK and international sites taking part in the Reveil radio broadcast, which circles the earth at sunrise on a network of live audio streams. Each soundcamp is a chance to explore a place of acoustic and ecological interest through workshops, performances, presentations and an overnight camp.
The day’s activities will include guided listening walks and workshops followed by streaming the dawn chorus from Walney to a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed live by audio streamers around the globe.
This year we are joined by guest artists Linda O’ Keeffe and Tony Doyle who will lead a workshop and performance drawing on sounds, objects and texts collected from our surroundings, leading into a performance that will be streamed online and shared with other SoundCamps around the world. Sarah Dalrymple of Cumbria Wildlife Trust will also lead a guided walk of the site, a shingle island reserve that is home to a wide range of birds and wildlife including the only grey seal colony in Cumbria.
Sat 6th May
14:30 – 15:00 – Arrive
15:00 – introduction and tea / coffee
15:15 – Guided walk with warden Sarah Dalrymple
16:30 – 18:30 – Workshop activities with Linda O’ Keeffe and Tony Doyle
18:30 – Intro to Hackpad and writing activities
19:00 – Dinner (soup and bread)
19:45 – Workshop / stream preparation
21:00 – Group performance streaming to London SoundCamp
22:00 – Free time / end
Sun 7th May
4:30 (aprox.) – Broadcast dawn chorus stream / listening session
6:00 – Free time / writing activity
8:00 – Breakfast / discussion
9:00 – End
Places are limited – please book a ticket in advance to ensure a place.
Tickets can be booked at eventbrite by clicking here.
* Please note that this is an overnight event and you will need to provide your own camping equipment and a contribution to a shared meal.
Sturdy shoes or Wellingtons and wet weather gear are also recommended.
A minibus to the reserve will be provided from Barrow-in-Furness rail station for attendees using public transport.
Please note that no dogs are allowed on site except for assistance dogs
Read more about Reveil and the Soundcamp project at: