Tune in (and out) to a sleep out in a secret urban woodland.

Artist Dawn Scarfe works with small groups to produce Bivvy Broadcasts: live 'environmental radio' streaming through the night between the hours of 11pm to 7am.

Participants are introduced to the basics of bivvying (stealth, self-sufficiency, leave no trace) and DIY, off grid audio streaming. 

The project explores our relationship to sounds of the night sleeping and waking, from an exposed position on the woodland floor using a basic bivvy (waterproof sleeping bag) for shelter.

As part of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture, Dawn Scarfe led two Bivvy Broadcasts in Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Chingford, in October 2019.

You can listen to the Waltham Forest broadcast and find out more about the project here

Bivvy Broadcasts is part of The People's Forest season - a series of events exploring our relationship with Epping Forest, interrogating the deep bond we have with forests and woodland, and how this relationship is culturally determined.

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