Read the text from the mass tweet in, Sunday June 2013 at dawn.
As the sun rises on Sunday 9 June, we’re inviting the whole of the UK population to join the birds as they herald in a new day. Join us online and collaboratively create a new dawn chorus of tweets on Twitter during the hours from 2:45am to 5am. Anyone can follow this public performance using #dawnchorus, or join in by tweeting to and following @NTlovesLondon.
What will happen?
Led by a core group of seven writers stationed at National Trust places across the capital, anyone can participate in this open performance – a creative mass observation on Twitter. Birdsong at dawn is widely understood to be a vocal defence of territory; in Dawn Chorus the writing is specific to each writer’s location, tracking the changes in the environment through the dawn hours and the meeting of city with nature.
Creative writers, poets, bird lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and the wider public are invited to tweet about a place that is special to them.
The tweets produced will be collected and published online immediately after the event. By participating in Dawn Chorus at #dawnchorus you are allowing us to reproduce your tweets.
How to join in:
You are invited to observe a place you know, out of hours, and craft tweets reporting the sight and sound of daybreak.
§ Pick a place, this could be your back garden or anywhere you can safely be outdoors in the early hours.
§ Any time from 2:45am start your watch and tweet @NTlovesLondon. Our writers will tweet continuously from 2:45am to 5am.
§ Observe the sounds, sights and smell and feel of the place around you. Notice what is different in these dawn hours and write about it in your own style, tweeting to #dawnchorus.
§ Follow @NTlovesLondon for more ideas on what to write and what to look out for.
Dawn Chorus is an original concept by Natasha Vicars that has been developed through collaboration with Mary Paterson and the following writers: Joanna Brown, Tiffany Charrington, Eddy Dreadnought, Sally Labern and Tamarin Norwood.
TWEET THE DAWN
St Augustine’s Tower
The Narroway, Mare Street, London E8 4RP
#Nightwatch2012 is a collaborative performance for mass participation, taking place on Twitter.
FRIDAY 27th JAN 2012 00:30 - 02:30 GMT/ THURSDAY 26th JAN 19:30 - 21:30 EST
Participating artists: Joanna Brown, Tiffany Charrington, Eddy Dreadnought, Sally Labern, Tamarin Norwood, Mary Paterson and Natasha Vicars.
The artists will tweet to a score published in advance. To join in, please follow the score and tweet to #Nightwatch2012
The #Nightwatch2012 score
1. Tweet from 00:30-02:30 GMT on Friday 27th Jan/ 19:30-21:30 EST Thursday 26th Jan
2. Tweet about the night.
3. Tweet to #Nightwatch2012
4. Start by naming your location, your timezone and the rhythm of your night.
5. End by naming your location, your timezone and the rhythm of your night.
6. Inbetween, follow the words, thoughts and rhythms of the other
#dawnchorus - 16/10/11
#dawnchorus - tweeting the dawn - will be performed at dawn on Sunday 16th October 2011 (approximately 5:35am to 8am) on Twitter.
Participating writers are: Amber Massie-Bloomfield, Joanna Brown,Tiffany Charrington, Eddy Dreadnought, Sally Labern, Tamarin Norwood, Mary Paterson and Natasha Vicars.
#dawnchorus is conceived by Natasha Vicars and developed in collaboration with Mary Paterson and the writers, as part of the Live Art Development Agency’s DIY8 programme.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or see us on Twitter.