Sounds of Exinction: Exploring the loss of Bee Populations

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Sounds of Extinction: Exploring the Loss of Bee Populations

When: Sunday 26th August

'Sounds of Extinction: Exploring the Loss of Bee Populations' is a creative workshop and lunchtime event funded by environmental arts charity Invisible Dust.

The workshop will teach you all about the decline of bees and how we might imagine what a world without bees might look, feel and sound like. We will be exploring how and why bees are declining, and reading a small extract of the fictional book 'The History of Bees' by Maja Lunde.We will then consider the ways in which sound might help us to communicate and imagine difficult futures differently than visual or verbal media, before making our own soundscapes that are based on the theme 'a world without any bees'.

Workshop schedule:

10:45-11:15: Arrive and have tea and coffee.

11:15-11:45: Mini seminar on troubles facing bee populations.

11:45-12:30: Discussion of an extract from the book 'The History of Bees'. This extract will be provided beforehand and we will provide some extra time for people to read it during the session.

12:30-1:15: Lunch (free and entirely vegan/vegetarian)

1:15-1:45: Introduction to soundscapes with Claire McGinn.

1:45-3: Making and recording soundscapes workshop.

3-3:30: We will end by planting some small pots with seeds that you can take home and grow.

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