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Bird Bath

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

For the first week of the Newhaven Festival from Saturday 18th till Friday the 24th, St. Michael’s church is being transformed into a restorative space to bathe in the sound of Newhaven birdsong.

It’s a simple idea. From morning till evening the church is going to be filled with field recordings of birdsong taken in the hills, cliffs and woodlands surrounding our town. You can come for as long or as little as you like. Sit in silence in the beautiful 12th century Norman church and bathe in the surround-sound of birds.

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

Open 10.30am - 5.30pm each day 

Curated by Alistair Appleton, with field recordings from Newhaven acoustic artist Alice Eldridge and the kind support of Rev. Martin Miller and members of St. Michael’s congregation.

Banner image: With kind permission from Alex Banyai

If you are interested in volunteering, 2 people are needed each period to invigilate in the church. Each is a 2 hour period.

Volunteer HERE

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