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The Nightingale: Sam Lee in conversation with Patrick Barkham, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

  • East Midlands
  • literature, music
  • Mitchell Clarke


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 story of the nightingale. This new book reveals in beautiful detail the bird's song, habitat, characteristics and migration patterns, as well as the environmental issues that threaten its livelihood.

"Sam Lee has brought the poetic magic that has long enchanted so many of his musical fans into the written word. Allow yourself to glimpse the world Sam sees, to be part of his love affair with the nightingale, and you will no doubt be delighted." Lily Cole

General Admission: GBP 6.00,
General Admission and Book: GBP 20.00

Artists: Sam Lee, Patrick Barkham

Date and Time: 31st March 2021 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Venue details: Virtual Event, United Kingdom

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