Wilder Woodland Gathering
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust presents a unique event packed full of extraordinary wilder experiences to discover and enjoy.
Join us as we gather under the canopy of the Skylarks woodland to celebrate, share and learn in nature with family activities, music, poetry and performance, debate and discussion, refreshments and more. A fantastic event for all ages and experiences, at our Skylarks Nature Reserve, only 2 miles from Nottingham City Centre.
Who will be there?
Jason Singh is musician, composer, sound artist, creative facilitator, producer and performer. He works across all art forms and his work is an ongoing exploration and collaboration between the voice, body and music technology.
His creative output includes unique live beatbox film scores, large scale ambisonic sound installations, sound design for gallery/museum exhibitions, collaborative experiments with sound, ceramics, textiles and museum objects. He also vocally recreates birdsong and entire forestry environments and his work has featured on the BBC TV shows Imagine, Springwatch and CountryFile.
Singh also receives commissions and collaborates with a wide range of artists and organisations. Some of these include Hull City of Culture 2017, BFI, BBC, V&A Museum, Unity Theatre, Whitworth Gallery, Tate Britain, Royal Exchange Theatre, Nitin Sawhney, Rokia Traore, Shabaka Hutchings, Stuart McCallum, Yazz Ahmed, Sarathy Korwar and Sebastian Rochford.
Singh is deeply committed to music and art education and has been devising and facilitating creative projects since 1999. Between 2006 and 2013 he mentored and toured with musicians from Rajasthan, India and is currently music director of Frequencies, a music project run by Music For Youth. Singh facilitates national and international workshops exploring the voice, body and technology. He works with mainstream and young people with special educational needs (SEN).
Youth Strike 4 Climate
The Youth Strike movement has hit headlines this year as thousands of schoolchildren are making their voices heard in towns and cities throughout the UK. They are demanding the UK Government declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem, communicate the severity of the ecological crisis to the public and reform the curriculum to make it an educational priority.
The movement had already seen school strikes in Australia and European countries including Belgium, and was inspired by teenager Greta Thunberg, who protests every Friday outside Sweden's parliament to urge leaders to tackle climate change.
Want to join them?
If you or your organisation want to join our gathering then please get in touch! We want to collaborate with as many like-minded supporters, partners and people as we can, whether you're a conservation group, wildlife enthusiast, eco-creative, performer, ecologist or just want to know more - as long as you want to see a wilder future for Nottinghamshire then come along.