Capturing the Sounds of the Sea with Chris Watson

We are very excited to announce a wonderful workshop we are running at Normans Bay near Pevensey. Join us as we discover the sounds of the sea above and beneath the waves on the beach where our iconic Finback Whale washed ashore in 1865. Take in the atmosphere of this beautiful shingle beach, and learn how to capture the sounds of the sea with award-winning wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson. Sounds that you collect will be woven into the Ocean Song sound installation Chris is creating for our new Whale Hall. This is a great opportunity to work with one of the best wildlife sound recorders around today, and to feature in the new Museum of Zoology.

This workshop is running from 11am-1pm on Sunday August 23rd at Normans Bay. If you have your own equipment (recorders, hydrophones etc) please do bring them along. Places are limited and booking is essential. For further details and to book a place email

Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. Chris’s television work includes many programmes in David Attenborough’s “Life” series, including “The Life of Birds”, which won a BAFTA for best factual sound. He has also worked on many programmes for the radio. You can catch his series of audio postcards “Soundstage” on BBC Radio 4 on Mondays at 9.30am from August 17th. He has also produced sound installations for many high profile organisations, including the Kew Gardens, The Foundling Museum, the Louvre in Paris and many more.

Normans Bay


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