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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Bristol: BBC to broadcast dawn chorus from bishop's back garden
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¬†A BBC breakfast show will be broadcast live from the Bishop of Clifton's back garden this Sunday, 6 April. The programme is based around a special dawn chorus which is part of Clifton Cathedral's Sound of Many Waters - a year of environmental events. Sunday Start's presenter Trevor Fry said:"I'm really looking forward to getting up even earlier than my 4am alarm call! I love the early morning and with the birds as company, there couldn't be a better way of starting a new day." You can join Trevor, Bishop Declan Lang and all the people taking part in the dawn chorus either by coming to the Bishop's garden on North Road in Leigh Woods in Bristol, or by tuning in to 'Sunday Starts' on BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Somerset. Top naturalist Chris Sperring MBE of the Hawk and Owl Trust will be on hand to explain the sights and sounds of this wonderful springtime sonic experience. All are welcome to the free event between 5am and 8am. The Bishop is laying on teas, coffee and croissants to start the morning off. 'Sunday Starts' is on air from 6am to 10am every Sunday. How to listen to BBC Radio Bristol: Bristol - 94.9 FM South Gloucestershire - 94.9 FM Bath - 104.6 FM Weston-super-Mare - 103.6 FM North Somerset - 103.6 FM Also 1548 MW, DAB Digital Radio BBC Somerset can be heard on 95.5 FM and online at If you miss the garden broadcast live - you can always listen again online. Three other Sound of Many Waters events take place on Sunday 6 April - something for all the family - and all not as early! More details from the Sound of Many Waters website and 0117 973 8128. Spring lunch and cookery demonstration with Bordeaux Quay's Kate Benson 11.30am to 2.30pm in the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral, Pembroke Road. Using seasonal and local ingredients cookery teacher Kate will take you through the preparation of a tasty lunch with a wide variety of dishes which you can then enjoy. Limited numbers, so tickets are needed. Book yours for just £20 each on 0117 973 8128. Brilliant Birds Family Fun Walk 4pm to 6pm starting at Clifton Cathedral, Pembroke Road. Fun, games and activities for all the family led by Ed Drewitt from the Bristol Ornithological Club and Mandy Leivers from the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project. The walk goes to the peregrine watch point on the Downs and, on the way, you'll learn about the birds that make this amazing area their home. Free and open to all. Just meet at the Cathedral at 4pm. Catholicism and the Natural World 7.30 pm in Clifton Cathedral, Pembroke Road. The Bishop of Clifton, Right Reverend Declan Lang, who is the Bishop with responsibility for the environment for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, joins Mary Colwell for an illustrated talk. Free and open to all.
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