Fersiwn Gymraeg ar gael yma.

Following the storming success of our Let Nature Sing single which reached number 18 in the charts earlier this year, we are now looking to bring birdsong to even more people this autumn.

We’ll be playing nature’s music in public spaces across the UK on October the 17th, as part of our ongoing work to raise awareness of its decline. From shops to workplaces, we are looking to fetch birdsong to more than five million people across the country.

Why?

More than half of the UK’s wildlife is in decline, with a third of bird species in Wales currently under threat. Nature’s voice is at risk of falling silent permanently which is why we want to celebrate our connection to nature before it’s too late by bringing birdsong to the masses.

Where can I hear birdsong?

Cardiff Bay will be brimming with sound, with the iconic Wales Millennium Centre being one of the sites involved. Our Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff team will be at the WMC from 10am-12pm on the 17th giving toddlers a chance to get creative, while listening to the sounds of some of wildlife’s greatest musicians. Restaurants including Carluccios and Cadwaladers will also be getting involved as well as the Aquabus. 

Other well-known venues and companies that’ll be broadcasting birdsong on the day include...

  • Transport for Wales (stations including Swansea, Newport, Llandudno Junction, Llanelli, Camarthen and Shewsbury)
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • Techniquest
  • ICC Wales 
  • Big Pit National Coal Museum
  • National Slate Museum
  • National Waterfront Museum 
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • BT offices in Cardiff and Swansea

We’ll also be at Cardiff’s Sŵn Festival across the weekend (18 - 20 October), where attendees will be given the chance to take a break from the festivities and relax with a different kind of music.

The popular festival takes place across ten venues in Cardiff’s city centre where birdsong will be played in between sets. We’ll also be taking part in an exciting event at Clwb Ifor Bach on the Sunday evening called 'Dim Sŵn' which will feature a silent disco while attendees will also be given the chance to chill in a giant bird's nest!

What can I do to help? ­­­­­

We have numerous exciting venues and businesses across Wales taking part, but we're still encouraging as many as possible to get involved. Whether you’re a business owner or an employee of a company that you think would be interested, we need your help. By either embracing birdsong or encouraging your workplace to, you’ll be helping us to really Let Nature Sing!

Click here to find out more about the Let Nature Sing Takeover and how you can get involved.

Anonymous