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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 23:00 to Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 01:00
Celebrate the return of the nightingales to UK shores with this special late-night live broadcast. Hosted by folk singer Sam Lee this audio broadcast, live on Youtube, will take you on a journey into the woods of Sussex to hear the unforgettable song of the nightingale. We will then weave in contributions from invited guests for improvised duets and poetic offerings with the nightingales, bringing the magic of music and nature to you in the comfort of your own home. This live broadcast will be available for free on Youtube. Each year, for a short period mid-April, a few thousand nightingales fly to southern UK from Africa. They can be heard in just a small number of special locations, taking up songful residence after dusk. The territorial males serenade loyally each night for no more than six weeks among the blackthorn and forest margins, giving unbelievable privilege to those who know where to go. On 14th April we will mark this occasion by listening to possibly the first singing nightingale of the season, with Sam Lee microphone-ready at their reliable Sussex habitat. We will be inviting contributions from the public to be played on this broadcast alongside the nightingale’s song – details for this will follow in the next few weeks.
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