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Tiff is a theatre maker and facilitator, exploring the non-verbal languages of space, rhythm and physicality. He facilitates nature based learning experiences for children and adults; volunteering as a trainer with the charity organisation Forest School Camps and curating an annual community gathering in the forest.
He was recently in South America working on a theatre project, and spent two weeks in the Brazilian Amazon living with an indigenous community. He is very interested in the role of ritual within community and what the Western world has to learn from indigenous cosmologies.
James’ love for the natural world was kindled by making and sleeping in forest bivouacs as a Boy Scout. For more than a decade, he has balanced his career as an actor and musician with regular work for Wildlife Trust BCN (Beds, Cambs, Northants).
As a composer, he has created songs, scores and soundscapes for a wide variety of theatrical productions, many of them performed in the open air. He is a passionate believer in the importance of connecting with and deepening awareness of the natural world, and is still at his happiest traipsing around a woodland, whether in Cambridgeshire, Bavaria or Siberia!
Corin is a biologist, actor and storyteller. Growing up in East Sussex he has always had a fascination with wildlife and is a particular expert on trees, having worked as a teacher and workshop leader for the urban regeneration charity "Trees for Cities”.
He has hosted events and workshops for many years, often in the persona of the embattled Basil Fawlty. However, for this event he is hoping to keep his cool and offer you a quiet and warm welcome to Sussex and the natural history of the Nightingale.
Composer and clarinettist David has written and performed on the relationship between humanity and nature for many years.
Tom has been ‘resident ornithologist’ for ‘Singing with Nightingales’ for the last two years. He will be sharing his lifelong passion for birds again in 2017, leading appetite-whetting bird-song walks and introducing participants to the life of Nightingales.
Malcolm is a storyteller who has a particular love for the wild things of this world, weaving his knowledge and experience of the earth and its life into his tales.