A twilight, nature-themed woodland walk in which Same Sky’s light sculptures and live choral music from Brighton Festival Chorus transform Stanmer Woods
Friday 21 – Sunday 23 May 2021
This event is taking place in Stanmer Woods
Duration approx. 45 minutes at leisurely pace
As dusk draws in, follow a lantern-lit trail through a dreamlike realm in which music and sculpture transform Stanmer Woods into a charmed sensory experience. With soundscapes murmuring from the trees and Same Sky’s light sculptures glowing in the gloaming, the woods take on a special enchantment, enhanced at two points along the way by Brighton Festival Chorus performing choral works of translucent beauty and hypnotic power: Eric Whitacre’s Sleep and Frank Ticheli’s Earth Song.
This nature-themed woodland walk is a gentle immersion into the half-world between day and night: a delightful adventure enlivened by luminous encounters and evocative sounds.
Same Sky and Brighton Festival are wholly committed to providing environmentally sustainable events.
The Festival commissioned an Environmental Impact Report from a professional ecology company that is specific to this event. This considers all aspects of impacts to flora and fauna from the event from the perspective of the particular species that inhabit that area of woodland. The ecologist made a site visit to the woodland, also attended by the Park Ranger from City Parks who is dedicated to Stanmer Park and who knows those woods very well indeed. They both quizzed the event organisers and talked in detail about the species present in the area, the potential impacts and how to avoid negative impacts. There has been very careful consultation about which sites are suitable (and we will completely avoid those that are not) and what actions we can take to ensure that our activities do not have a negative impact upon the ecology of the woods. This includes but is not limited to consideration of birds, bats and sheep, grasses, trees and woodland floor flora.
This event will comply with ALL the recommendations of the report.