Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Welcome to Corby and Migration

Continuing on from Deep Roots Tall Trees OUR WOODS festival, the Woodland Trust is supporting another of our project in Corby’s woods until November 2017. Through the Woodland Trust’s Charter Project, we have commissioned and brought together visual artist, Amanda Drage, and wildlife journalist and poet, Matt Merritt, to collaborate, research and create paintings of the birds in Corby’s woodlands, an important ornithological habitat, to further engage the public in an approachable and wonderful aspect of the urban woodlands in the heart of our town.

Corby and Migration will look at the birds species that migrate to Corby’s woodlands (and native birds) and how they are affected by the increased size of the town as it continues to change. Matt will research the bird migration to Corby’s woodlands and gather information about them and Amanda will create paintings of the most significant birds. The first painting will be in an exhibition in the Rooftop Gallery in Corby for the month of June and further paintings will be in her exhibition September 2017 at The Alfred East Gallery, Kettering.

At all events we will collect as many as possible signatures to support and spread the word about the Charter – to connect people and trees.

Rosalind Stoddart
Creative Producer of Deep Roots Tall Trees

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