An audio and visual pack for a winter walk through the town of King’s Lynn, telling a story of how plants, animals and fungi bide their time, waiting for Spring.
Originally commissioned for winter 2021-22, the Lull Winter Walk Pack has been re-released for winter 2022-23.
Starting from outside Lynn Museum, the town becomes a habitat for life you can and cannot see. As you wander, you’ll find yourself thinking of absences and arrivals, abilities and adaptations, and of your own seasonal and bodily rhythms. Until you realise you’ve arrived somewhere new.
Lull is experienced through a spoken narrative streamed to your own smartphone. It has been written using insights gathered from local entomologists, botanists, and ecologists, combined with site research on overwintering strategies and habitats.
Each pack contains instructions to access the Lull audio, accompanied by materials that help illustrate or elaborate on data or anecdotes locating the walk in King’s Lynn. These include a map of habitats, a fold-out of animal tracks and average life expectancies, day length and temperature charts for Astronomical and Meteorological Winter, an image of a Peacock Butterfly, and a Brown Long-Eared Bat for the palm of your hand.
For more information and to buy a pack visit Norfolk and Norwich Festival. (£5, plus £3 post)
* While the pack relates to King’s Lynn’s biosphere and habitats, the pack can provide a soundtrack for winter walks elsewhere in the UK.
Written by: French & Mottershead
Script Consultant: Tony White
Audio Post-production: Pascal Wyse
Project Producer: Ailsa McKay
Advisers: Dr. Ian Bedford (Insects), Louise Brown of Torc Ecology (Bats), and Dr. Tony Leech (Fungi)
Thanks to: Daniel Brine and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival team, Lynn Museum, The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and Veronica Sekules of Groundwork Gallery
A Norfolk & Norwich Festival commission for Norfolk Wonder, in partnership with Lynn Museum, King’s Lynn