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City Books presents Sam Lee: The Nightingale, Notes on a Songbird

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£10

Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. Every year, as darkness falls upon woodlands, the nightingale heralds the arrival of Spring. For thousands of years, its sweet song has inspired musicians, writers and artists around the world, from Germany, France and Italy to Greece, Ukraine and Korea.

Passionate conservationist, renowned musician and folk expert Sam Lee tells the full story of the nightingale. This book reveals in beautiful detail the bird’s song, habitat, characteristics and migration patterns, as well as the environmental issues that threaten its livelihood.

From Greek mythology to John Keats, to Persian poetry and ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’, Lee delves into the various ways we have celebrated the nightingale through traditions, folklore, music, literature, from ancient history to the present day.

‘The Nightingale’ is a unique and lyrical portrait of an infamous yet elusive songbird.

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£10
Event Tags:
Website:
ropetacklecentre.co.uk

Organiser

Volunteers at Ropetackle
Phone:
01273 465432
Email:
admin@ropetacklecentre.co.uk
Website:
https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk

Venue

Ropetackle Arts Centre
Little High Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG United Kingdom
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Phone:
01273 464440
Website:
https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/