Singing With Nightingales

with fabulous folk-singer Sam Lee

For one night only, and in conjunction with The Nest Collective , we’re offering the wonderful chance to spend an evening with Mercury Prize-nominated folk singer, Sam Lee, serenading our nightingales at Knepp.

Sam Lee

The evening kicks off with a simple but delicious vegetarian campfire supper and a gentle introduction to the nightingale’s story – its role in our folklore, music, poetry and art, and its alarming decline in the present day. Learn about the life-cycle of this remarkable bird and its extraordinary spring migration to our shores from sub-Saharan Africa.

After supper, walk out with Sam and Knepp’s ecologist Penny Green into the wildest and woolliest part of our rewilding project where – with luck – you’ll hear a nightingale, now one of the UK’s rarest birds, throwing its song to the skies. In the stillness of night, be entranced by a duet between man and bird, a musical performance like no other.

"The strangest and most wonderful concert"

- The Observer

"Absolutely gorgeous…"

- BBC Radio 4

You’ll need a moderate level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground in the darkness. Price includes supper and one or two glasses of wine.

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Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for your safari booking. We also cannot guarantee the great British weather, or that you will see your target species. Nature is unpredictable! However we’re confident you’ll enjoy your experience with us, come rain or shine, and there’s always plenty of wildlife to see. Our safaris are suitable only for children of 12 and over