On Sunday 18th July, to celebrate World Listening Day 2021, the first River Echoes Deep Listening Walk took place at Eastville Park along the river Frome. Kathy Hinde brought some sensitive microphones and hydrophones so everyone present could listen to the natural surroundings in an enhanced way – and, most importantly, tune in to the usually hidden underwater sounds of the river. Kathy was joined by freshwater ecologist Dr. Ian Thornhill from Bath Spa University who offered insights into what we might be listening to and identified some of the species present lurking in the depths and shallows of the river Frome and Eastville Park lake. Watch this space for a podcast version of the walk – to follow soon!!

Thanks to everyone who came along for making it a memorable day, photos below by Paul Blakemore. River Echoes is a project by Kathy Hinde with producer Sam Francis, Commissioned by Ginkgo, and sponsored by Bouygues UK.