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June 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Nature Writing
  • Midsummer Madness
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Singing Like Larks Nature Workshop

Andrew Millham
Andrew Millham nature workshop


Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
per young person, accompanying adult free

Singing Like Larks Nature Workshop with Andrew Millham

Connect with Nature.

Join nature and folk history writer, Andrew Millham, to uncover the remarkable relationship between birds and traditional folk music and try your hand at Forest School skills and bug-hunting.

Andrew will also read from his book, Singing Like Larks, and sing accompanying songs.

For families, all ages welcome. All those aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Part of our Midsummer Madness Family Fun Day. Pack your picnic and make a beeline for what promises to be a magical day at Cressing Temple Barns. Free parking, free entry and lots of free activities. All welcome.


Sunday 23 June, 12.00 – 1.00pm or 2.30 – 3.30pm
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, CM77 8PD
Tickets: £3 per child/young person, accompanying adult free
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Singing Like Larks by Andrew Millham

Singing Like Larks cover

Order a copy of Singing Like Larks at bookshop.org

Singing Like Larks opens a rare window onto the ancient song traditions of the British Isles, interweaving mesmerising lyrics, folklore and colourful nature writing to uncover the remarkable relationship between birds and traditional folk music.


“A beautiful, informative and fascinating book” —from the foreword by Stephen Moss


Birds are beloved for their song and have featured in our own music for centuries. This charming new book by young nature writer and Forest School leader Andrew Millham takes us on a journey of discovery to explore why birds have appeared in so many folk songs.

Today, folk songs featuring our feathered friends are themselves becoming something of a threatened species: their melodies are fading with time, their verses often tucked away in archives. It is more important than ever that we promote awareness of these precious songs and continue to pass them down the generations. Lifetimes of wisdom are etched into the words and music, preserving the rhythms of nature and our connection to times past, when many more species were abundant in our skies than we are able to see today.

An important repository and treasury of bird-related folk songs, Singing Like Larks is also an account of one young nature writer’s journey into the world of folk music, and a joyous celebration of song, the seasons, and our love of birds.



About the Author

Andrew Millham is a nature and folk history writer whose work has been published in national publications including Bird Watching, BBC Wildlife, Coast and The Countryman.

He graduated with a first-class honours degree in environmental science, has received a Field Studies Council Young Darwin Scholarship and – after completing his training with Essex Wildlife Trust – is now a Forest School leader, teaching outdoor skills to primary school children.

Follow Andrew @andrewmillham on Instagram and X.

Andrew Millham nature workshop

Photo of Andrew Millham © Nick Ilott


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Cressing Temple Barns
Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
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There are two disabled toilets on site. Level access to all areas apart from Stables, Bake House and Granary. A mobility scooter is available to loan if booked in advance.