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Community woodland-inspired songs to be performed at virtual gig

Leamington Editorial 29th Sep, 2020   0

SONGS inspired by community woodland in Leamington will be performed at an online gig.

Singer-songwriter John Hinton visited Foundry Wood to take part in socially distanced community events to inspire his music.

He also sent out questionnaires asking residents about their experiences of nature during lockdown.

The result is a set of songs which will be performed on Facebook live on Friday (October 2) at 7pm.




And John said he believes nature has become more important to people throughout the pandemic.

He told the Observer: “People have connected with the natural world in unique and highly unexpected ways. Two respondents kept pet caterpillars and watched them turn into butterflies, others made friends with birds, frogs and even spiders and several mentioned ways in which connecting with nature over lockdown had helped them overcome depression, alcoholism and heartache.”


But despite the theme of lockdown and nature, John insists that the songs are ‘funny and refreshing’.

He added: “Humour can be found in the strangest of places – even at the heart of a pandemic – and can sometimes be the best way of reflecting on uncomfortable subjects.”

The event can be live streamed via the Foundry Wood facebook page. The songs will then be released as an album last this month.

Visit www.facebook.com/FoundryWoodCommunityWoodland for more information.

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