Be inspired by those who share our appreciation of silent time in the natural world ....

  • SILENCE, STILLNESS AND MUSIC

    English composer and musician, Pete Wyer discusses creating the sensation of silence through music – and introduces the idea for a project that could bring ‘quiet’ to some of our less peaceful places. ‘It’s something of an irony that to come to a point of ‘silence’ we often need noise.  In my years of creating opera and music for theatre I became very aware that the best way to create…

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  • HEARING THE LANDSCAPE

      The relationship between silence and the natural world weaves its way through the creativity of British artist, Hen Coleman. Landscape informs her work. It’s through silence that she observes and then understands. ‘It is’ Hen says, ‘when we’re sitting in nature that we best hear the landscape’. A master’s graduate of the Royal College of Art and printmaking tutor at the Royal Academy Schools, Hen is aware of the…

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  • THE SCHOOL OF SOUND

    ‘Everything we do is about sound, about how we hear and how we listen, and where that takes us.’ The School of Sound is produced and directed by Larry Sider and Diane Freeman Sider.  Through seminars, workshops and biennial international symposium it aims to create a higher awareness of sound and listening particularly in the arts and media. The School of Sound International symposium will take place April 19 – 22, 2017 in London. Programme 2017  

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  • THE QUIET GARDEN MOVEMENT

    Finding space in which to be silent can be a challenge – whether it’s the time space in your busy day or the physical space where distractions can be minimised, it takes commitment to find a regular silent space. The Quiet Garden Movement has been helping people with this challenge for 25 years.  The Movement nurtures access to outdoor space for prayer and reflection in a variety of settings, such…

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  • GUIDE TO SILENCE

    Ulf Bohman introduces us to The Guide to Silence  – a project that aims to help people to find green, calm places that can promote well-being and inner stillness. Its particular interest lies in the green places close to or in the cities of the world. ‘We would like everyone to have daily access to a place in nature that is dedicated to silence in the external sense and stillness…

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  • COMMENTS FROM A SILENT SPACE….

    In the summer of 2016, we followed the example of Nature Sacred in the United States and attached a notebook and pen to a bench in a Silent Space.  We wanted visitors to tell us something that would help the development of the project.  We hadn’t expected beautiful sketches and poems, or the enormous sense of gratitude visitors expressed through their comments.  Here is a small selection…   ‘An hour…

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