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Bird Bath

  • St Michaels Church 36 Second Avenue BN9 9HN (map)

For all of Newhaven Festival from Saturday 17th till Sunday 1st September St. Michael’s church is being transformed into a restorative space to bathe in the sound of Newhaven birdsong.

A return of the amazingly popular Bird Bath sound scape. This FREE event is back by popular demand! Sit in silence in the beautiful 12th century Norman church from morning ‘till evening and bathe in the surround-sound of birds. Field recordings from Newhaven acoustic artist Alice Eldridge, taken in the hills, cliffs and woodlands surrounding our town.

Just come and enjoy for as little or as long as you wish.

There’s no extra info, no chatting, no interactions necessary. Just a longing for some still time in this architectural jewel of the town.


10.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday

11.30-5.30 Sunday


Come and spend a quiet and contemplative 2 hours in St.Michaels. Invigilators are much needed to keep the church open to visitors.

Contact Brenda Todd on if you can offer any time during the festival period.