Wakehurst to hold summer of sound

A wild botanic garden in Haywards Heath is holding a series of art and sound installations inspired by the natural world this summer.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 5:05 pm
Soundwave by Plunge at Wakehurst

Summer of Sound at Wakehurst will have six large-scale sound installations from award-winning artists to offer immersive and mindful moments across the wild botanic garden.

It will run from Friday, July 9 to Sunday, September 12, with tickets going on sale Monday, May 24.

A spokesman for Wakehurst said: “Summer of Sound forms the perfect opportunity to get outside and reconnect with nature, take time off from the pressures of daily life, and discover innovative sonic encounters in Wakehurst’s awe-inspiring terrain.

“Highlights from the brand-new programme include: giant wooden megaphones from Estonian artist Birgit Õigus with a unique surround sound experience where visitors can escape from the everyday and enjoy mesmerising views of the meadows below; and a rare opportunity to experience Wakehurst at night with special live performances, open-fire cooking, and botanical cocktails; and interactive workshops, from identifying birdsong and learning how to ‘talk’ to birds, to ‘deep listening walks.

Pre-booking is essential - to book tickets, visit Wakehurst’s website at www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-on/summer-of-sound