Spell Songs in Concert for the Urban Nature Project

A drawing of a fox

A unique livestreamed performance

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, authors of The Lost Words and The Lost Spells, join the Spell Songs ensemble in the iconic Hintze Hall for an evening where music, art and poetry combine forces to call for a more environmentally enlightened future. 

2 February 2021, 20.15-21.45

Join us online for an evening of music and art inspired by the natural world as Spell Songs perform a live concert broadcast from Hintze Hall.

Created as a musical accompaniment to The Lost Words and The Lost Spells books, this evening of song will be raising funds for the Urban Nature Project. Join us and help transform the Museum's five-acre outdoor site into a centre for conservation research, and join the UK-wide endeavour to inspire a national urban biodiversity movement.

Spell Songs is a performance rich in spoken voice, whispers, accents, dialects, native languages, proverbs, sayings, birdsong, river chatter and insect hum alongside beguiling music, song and visual beauty.

Authors Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris will join the Spell Singers and Jackie will be painting live to the music.

A moving evening where music, art and conservation combine to call for a more environmentally enlightened future.

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"… one of the most sublime evenings you will ever enjoy… the art, the music, the sheer, ravishing beauty of the language... one of the greatest concerts we've ever had at Hay."

- Peter Florence, Festival Director, Hay International Literary Festival

Discover the Urban Nature Project

The Museum's five-acre site in South Kensington is being transformed into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London.

Meet the artists

Karine Polwart - Julie Fowlis - Seckou Keita - Kris Drever - Rachel Newton - Beth Porter - Jim Molyneux

Featuring authors Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

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