Local people and visitors are invited to join Cumbrian artists and musicians to create a performance inspired by nature.
Restoration Remix, a free workshop and sound performance on August 30, will take place in the picturesque surroundings of the sand dunes at Haverigg, near Millom.
At midday, there will be a short sound performance workshop with singer Jo Wade, with visitors encouraged to come along, give it a go and play percussion with Jo. No experience is required but booking is essential.
At 2pm, you can take part in a Restoration Remix performance on the sand dunes, along with a group of local musicians and artists, including musician and singer Neil and Jo Wade; acoustic drummer Dave Baker; environmental artist Irene Rogan and singer-songwriter Hannah Rose Kessler.
Booking is not required for this performance.
The Restoration Remix performance and singing will be inspired by William Blake’s poem Auguries of Innocence, a poem on humankind and nature, which includes the famous lines:
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
The Restoration Remix workshop and performance are supported by Dynamic Dunescapes and Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
Eve Mulholland, people engagement officer for Dynamic Dunescapes, said: “We’ve been delighted to work with artist Irene Rogan throughout the summer on a series of community arts projects, about Cumbria’s precious sand dunes. Irene is from Millom and responds to her location and the environment through her installations and sculpture.
“She’s worked with children at Haverigg Primary School and Black Combe Junior School to create wonderful patterns and sculptures in the sand and set up an ‘Artlab’ for World Sand Dune Day, enabling people to look down microscopes and view the sand dunes in a different way.”
Eve continues: “The Restoration Remix workshop and performance promise to be another memorable community event from Irene. It’s a really inspiring way for people to get together to reflect on our relationship with the natural world, in the fantastic surroundings of Haverigg Dunes.”
To book on the Restoration Remix workshop at Haverigg, go to https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2021-08-30-dynamic-dunescapes-restoration-remix-workshop
Haverigg Dunes, on the edge of the Duddon Estuary, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and like all sand dunes, is the habitat most at risk across Europe for loss of biodiversity. It’s renowned for specialist species such as natterjack toads and dune wildflowers.
The Restoration Remix workshop and performance are taking place as part of Unpublished Tour, an arts project supported by Dynamic Dunescapes.
Dynamic Dunescapes is an ambitious project, rejuvenating some of England & Wales’ most important sand dunes for people, communities and wildlife. It is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the EU LIFE Programme. The project is a partnership between Natural England, Plantlife, National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and the Wildlife Trusts.