We’re All Bats is a new events programme, from Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture, offering exploratory, creative, meditative and fun ways of connecting with our often overlooked (literally) sense of hearing.

The programme of events curated by We’re All Bats offers something for everyone, including deep listening workshops for sound art enthusiasts, concerts exploring music to create hypnotic states and family and children’s activities including instrument making workshops.

Highlights include:

  • A series of Deep Listening Workshops recreating exercises devised by Pauline Oliveros cultivating awareness and appreciation of sound, silence and “sounding”

  • Soundhoppers Children’s Playgroups, a sound exploration playgroup for children ages 5-11, encouraging deep listening and instilling a sensitive approach to the different qualities of sound

  • Junk Orchestra, a series of events where families are encouraged to create instruments from disused items, ending with a musical jam session

  • Two synthesizer making workshops where participants take home their own unique synthesizer

  • A participatory talk at the Wetlands Centre about bats and sound

Passers-by in the borough will get a chance to receive a bespoke Sound Massage from practitioners in markets and squares.

Find out more at wereallbats.co.uk.


05 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019


9:30 am - 3:15 pm


Waltham Forest Council
Forest Road, E17 4JF

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