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Renga workshop

Orkney Nature Festival

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 from 10:00 to 15:00 (BST)

Renga workshop

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Renga workshop 

Renga is a Japanese poetry form that is 1000 years old. This renga, led by writer Yvonne Gray, will take place in two locations surrounded by the sights and sounds of the natural world: the RSPB Scotland hides at Cottascarth, Rendall and The Loons, Birsay. 

Creating a renga is a shared process. Beginning with the first verse or hokku (from which the Japanese haiku form originated) our renga will grow to 20 verses contributed by participants, following the cycle of seasons.

You are welcome to drop in and out of the process as desired - depending on the weather you may wish to bring a picnic and flask or plan to take a break in the middle of the day to visit a nearby cafe (and toilets, as there are none at the hides).

All ages welcome. Any walking during the day will be at a gentle pace and adapted to the wishes of the group. We’ll change location during the day, so if you don’t have access to a car or bike to get around please get in touch with the Nature Festival team and we will try to facilitate car sharing. In the event of bad weather, we may adapt the plan to make use of some warmer, indoor writing locations.

The Cottascarth hide is about 600 m from the reserve car park, which includes one accessible parking space. Two thirds of the track is gravel with the final section grass, which is less even and can be muddy following wet weather. The Loons hide has an on-road car park next to it. We may walk or drive the short distance along the road to the outdoor Listening Wall near The Loons hide, where there are also on-road parking spaces. Both hides and the Listening Wall are wheelchair accessible.

Image: Derren Fox

Do you have questions about Renga workshop? Contact Orkney Nature Festival

When & Where

RSPB Scotland Cottascarth and The Loons nature reserves

United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 from 10:00 to 15:00 (BST)

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Orkney Nature Festival

The Nature Festival is collaborative project organised by the local RSPB Scotland team on behalf of partners around Orkney, including businesses, community groups and individual volunteers.

We hope you'll join us in celebrating and sharing the best of wild Orkney!

The RSPB is a registered charity in England & Wales 207076, in Scotland SC037654

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