Chirp & Drift Family Day

In a family pairing, enjoy a morning walk with bird expert Laurence Rose at stunningly beautiful Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve. Listen, watch and learn about songs, behaviours, flight patterns and migration routes of the birds we find there. 

After a group picnic, take part in an afternoon workshop with poet Sarah Hymas and artist Kathy Hinde; writing short poems inspired by birds and building small devices to ‘imitate’ bird song and send coded messages. We hope to make recordings of your work to share. 

No experience necessary, just an enthusiasm to play and create. If you have any questions about accessibility or the workshop, please contact Alice Booth


Kathy Hinde’s work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio-visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. Drawing on inspiration from behaviours and phenomena found in the natural world, she creates work that is generative; that evolves; that can be different each time it is experienced. 

Sarah Hymas writes, publishes and performs work about our ecology and personal and social histories: through poems, artist books and immersive walks. As a poet and facilitator, Sarah shares her practice so others can see, feel and understand the value and intrinsic role of creativity in our lives. 

Laurence Rose is a conservationist who has worked for the RSPB for over 30 years. He is also a writer and composer and recently authored 'The Long Spring' published by Bloomsbury press. 

Thanks to Jonathan Carter at Leighton Moss RSPB bird reserve for hosting the event. 
Produced and supported by Lancaster Arts and Arts Council England.


Event Details

Approx 390 mins

Limited spaces available, booking is essential.

We will be working in pairings of 1 adult to 1 child (with flexibility - please enquire), please ensure you book 2 tickets.  
No experience necessary, just an enthusiasm to play and create. Please take binoculars if you have them.
Suitable for ages 7+

The walk and workshop is FREE but Leighton Moss RSPB reserve has a standard entrance fee of adults £7, Children £3.50 (first child free, under 5s free). Entry is free for RSPB members. Half price entry for arriving on public transport or by bike.


Chirp & Drift Family Day

A full day's walk and workshop at Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve.