Birds on the Edge

Saturday 20 July - Sunday 8 September

An exhibition exploring the life and beauty of birds that thrive ‘on the edge’ of habitats, including turtle doves, redstart, song thrush and yellowhammer.

It will also provide insight into the importance of conserving and enhancing their habitats. From ponds to wildflower plots, these vital spaces offer shelter, food and safety for these remarkable creatures.

Exhibiting artists include Bridget Bailey (textile), Holly Magdalene Scott (print), Jo Blaker (mixed drawing media), Lyn Bailey (print), Jean Cunion (ceramics), Katie Timson (ceramics), Jenny McCabe (print), Jacqui Atkin (ceramics), Jean White (ceramics) and Peter Reynolds (paint).

Art and music created by students from Scarborough Pupil Referral Unit, inspired by their engagement with the Birds on the Edge project and lived experiences, will also be on display.

About the Birds on the Edge project

The Birds on the Edge project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by the North York Moors Trust, is an initiative seeking to bring nature and people closer together, whilst supporting a range of birds to thrive, some whose very existence is under threat.

Working in partnership with North York Moors National Park Authority, North Yorkshire Council, Yorkshire Water, Forestry England, Howardian Hills National Landscape and Arcade.

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Sunday 21 July - Feather Making workshop

Join resident artist Bridget Bailey for a fun workshop for all the family making feathers using intricate textile techniques.

11am – 3pm
Pay as you feel, drop-in

Monday 22 July - Artist in residence day

Artist Bridget Bailey will be hosting textile nest-making demonstrations, showing how making things can bring us closer to nature.

11am – 3pm
Free, drop-in

Thursday 22 August - Mask Making & Storytelling

Join Cleveland Fibre Arts and Performing Artist Bidi Iredale for a fun and interactive session of mask making, performance and storytelling.

11am – 12.45pm & 2pm – 3.45pm

Great for 7+ £7.50 per child, £2.50 per adult, booking essential

Sunday 8 September - Nature Walk

Join artist Bridget Bailey for a walk through nature. Discover nests and you can even build your own! For all the family.

11am and 2pm

Free, booking essential.

Saturday 10 August - Guided Walk - Bird Sound Safari

In our busy lives we rarely make time to listen to the amazing sounds of nature. This immersive forest walk is a wonderful opportunity to join professional Yorkshire Coast Nature wildlife guide Richard Baines on an experience, which will open your ears to the wonder of bird sounds. Learn birdsong through deep listening skills and relax amongst the trees.

8am - 11am

Free, booking essential

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