Art and science meet in three interconnected elements. Dr Nicola Hemmings, School of Biosciences, worked with poet Harriet Tarlo and painter Judith Tucker to explore the secret lives of birds as they build nests, lay and incubate eggs and rear chicks. The project includes an exhibit, workshop and talk.
On Saturday 17 September 2022 between 11am and 3pm there will be a drop-in family crafting workshop exploring how birds lives intersect with our own.
Combining art, poetry, image and sound, this piece – created especially for the Festival of the Mind 2022 – reflects on work undertaken by participants, creative partners, and community members throughout the ‘For every bird a nest’ project. It also showcases work from the Arts Council funded project “Hideaway: poetry and painting from the saltmarsh“, which ran in tandem with “For every bird a nest”.
Introducing the Project
Recorded in early 2021, when the ‘For every bird a nest’ project began, this film provides an introduction to the project and introduces some of the people and places involved.
Join Dr Nicola Hemmings, Judith Tucker, and Harriet Tarlo, as they take a walk through the RSPB reserve Tetney Marshes to the Humberston Fitties plotland, discussing their work and how it is informed by this special part of the UK coastline.
To find out more about the project, visit the For Every Bird a Nest website.