Workshops & Talks

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The Nest Collective runs many educational projects and workshops all these will be listed here.

With Sam Lee, Naomi Hannam and many other names yet to announce
March 25th – 27th 2016
£320 fully inclusive of all accommodation and food Embercombe, Devon

Join folk singer, wilderness explorer and ethnographer Sam Lee alongside Naomi Hannam; Nature guide and facilitator for an immersive bank holiday, fully catered residential weekend in the idyllic location of Devon’s beacon of sustainable education Embercombe.

We will be learning about the relationship between folk songs, nature and the land. Not only a musical journey in the art of repertoire, song lineage and singing techniques the weekend this will be a unique exploration of how singing and understanding the deeper aspects of folk song and ones own natural voice can be accessed through the practical skills of nature awareness and observation, immersion in the land and listening to the natural world.

This pioneering concept marrying song and the ‘way of nature’ will focus on the art of singing through developing your relationship with nature and re-wilding oneself in a stunning part of the English landscape. Full yurt accommodation and organic catering will be provided. For bookings please email

There will also be a concert held on the Saturday night featuring many special guests


“Embercombe inspires people to take courageous action for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.”


Folk Song and Nature Workshop with Sam Lee

Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, song collector and promoter (of BBC award winning Nest Collective).

Sam Lee


April 14th 2016 Til May 21st – Various Dates
Strictly Limited to 20 places per night
Secret Location, near Lewes, Sussex
7pm until midnight

Join folk singer Sam Lee and other celebrated musicians for a very intimate journey deep into the Springtime Sussex forest to experience the rare and intoxicating song of the Nightingale, be regaled with songs, stories, folklore and ornithological wisdom on this magical bird. Included in the evening will be a gourmet backwoods feast round an open fire and music from some extremely special guest artists.

B&B available in the stunning Mount Harry (in-house and yurt options available).


Experience the rare and intoxicating song of the Nightingale

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