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Fri, 05 May|
Secret Location, Sussex
Singing With Nightingales
Step silently into the night and listen as the finest musicians in the land duet with the sweet song of the nightingale. Angharad Wyn will be tending the woodland hearth fire, at a secret location in Sussex 4 - 7 May, and looks forward to welcoming you. This is a Nest Collective event.
Time & Location
05 May, 19:00 – 06 May, 00:00
Secret Location, Sussex, Spithurst Rd, Barcombe, Lewes BN8 5ED, UK
About the event
In spring 2023, join storyteller, author and poet Angharad Wynne alongside a special guest musician on an unforgettable journey into nature. The Nest Collective's Singing with Nightingales has become renowned as something of an extraordinarily magical experience.
There are a number of dates in Sussex and Gloucestershire in May. Click here for all dates and details.
“Still aglow. One of the most profound and magical nights of my life.” – John M
Enjoy fireside food, drink, songs and stories followed by an after-dark journey into the woods to meet the nightingale. Once nestled in ear-tinglingly close range to our bird, you will experience a concert like no other as the musician joins in an improvised duet with their virtuosic night-song.
While darkness falls upon the magnificent woodland we will partake in this singular celebration of spring – the return of life to the land – soundtracked by its most decorated singer. Quite simply, it’s a spectacular opportunity to connect with nature in the most time-honoured of ways.
Running from 7pm through to 12:30am, this is not a typical gig, and each night is unique.
Your evening will include musical performances by the campfire, an eco-tour of the woods, and post-dinner tales of this majestic bird’s life, songs and folklore, as you are guided in a descent into nature’s realm, culminating in the now-famous finale:
A silent walk into the dark to hear our signature human-avian musical collaboration under the stars.
Your ticket includes dinner, as well as a selected range of craft ales, wine, cider, teas and coffee around the campfire.
The special guest musician joining Angharad Wynne for this date is to be announced.
Tickets are extremely limited.
Camp overnight following the concert! Please see the ticket window above for all of our on-site camping add-ons including luxury bell tents.
Singing With Nightingales is an all-weather and multi-terrain experience with specific demands on guests’ physicality. Please do read the full event description and Nest Collective's FAQs before confirming your place.What audiences say:
“It was, as promised, magical” – Dan Damon, BBC R4
“The food and hospitality were wonderful, the music was spellbinding and the atmosphere was really very special indeed.” – Alison S
“…lying under the stars listening to the nightingales everything lifted…Thank you so much.” – Janet
“It showed us a new way of hearing, seeing and being. Or perhaps not a new way at all, but a very old way.” – Fiona M
“A holistic experience like no other. Total immersion in nature and music, in ancient Sussex woodland. It will take me a long time to process. Thank you” – 2021 attendee
“I knew that the experience would be magical and would allow me to really immerse myself in nature and music…but I had no idea how educational it would be! After I left, I couldn’t help talking all my friends’ ears off about everything I learned about coppicing and bird calls and avian behavior. It was such a treat to receive so much knowledge.” – 2022 attendee
“We had high hopes for the event and it surpassed them in every way. An incredibly special day that we will never, ever forget.” – 2022 attendee