Cley Calling: Our Watery World

A festival of art, writing, photography and family fun all inspired by the natural watery world. From exhibitions and writing workshops to pond dipping for the family, there is something for everyone. We are focusing on our freshwater ecosystems and the threats they face, including climate change. We also celebrate conservation in action working to address these issues.

All Events

The Threat of Climate Change and Birds of Cley – Celia Ward
Wed 07 Sep 2022, 10:00 - Wed 05 Oct 2022, 17:00
Climate change affects all of our lives. In this exhibition artist Celia Ward focuses on the impacts of the changing...
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Depicting the Threats of Climate Change, with Artist Celia Ward
Thu 15 Sep 2022, 13:00 - Thu 15 Sep 2022, 14:30
An illustrated talk examining methods contemporary artists use to explain climate change, from artist Celia Ward.
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The Flow: Rivers, Water and Wildness
Thu 15 Sep 2022, 18:00 - Thu 15 Sep 2022, 20:30
Naturalist and author Dr Amy-Jane Beer in conversation with Nick Acheson about the nature of and in rivers: natural...
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Impressionistic Photography Techniques
Fri 16 Sep 2022, 10:30 - Fri 16 Sep 2022, 15:30
David Townshend (Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society), will introduce you to his world of impressionist...
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Conversations with the Landscape
Fri 16 Sep 2022, 10:30 - Fri 16 Sep 2022, 13:30
These monthly longer walks, led by local author and naturalist David North, provide an opportunity to immerse...
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Wild Fell: Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm – Lee Schofield
Fri 16 Sep 2022, 18:00 - Fri 16 Sep 2022, 20:30
RSPB Haweswater site manager Lee Schofield will talk about his book Wild Fell, which gives a personal account of a...
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Feeling Unnatural in Nature - Day Long Poetry Workshop with James McDermott
Sat 17 Sep 2022, 10:30 - Sat 17 Sep 2022, 15:30
Many people feel disconnected from nature due to internalised prejudice about who they are and who nature is for. In...
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Fantastic Minibeasts and Where to Find Them
Sat 17 Sep 2022, 10:30 - Sat 17 Sep 2022, 12:30
Join us at our custom-built platform and learn about the wonderful wildlife that can be found in ponds and dykes. We...
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MSC Big Beach Clean
Sat 17 Sep 2022, 10:30 - Sat 17 Sep 2022, 13:00
Join us to help us to clean up our shore to benefit coastal wildlife. This Saturday we will also be contributing to...
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Evening Reserve Walk and BBQ
Sat 17 Sep 2022, 17:00 - Sat 17 Sep 2022, 21:00
Join us for an evening circuit of the reserve, led by one of our knowledgeable guides. (Walk length approximately 3.5...
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Bird Mobile Making Workshop with Alice Lee
Sun 18 Sep 2022, 10:30 - Sun 18 Sep 2022, 15:30
Alice Lee (Parallel Point) will lead a fun workshop colouring her bird designs and making your own bird mobile to...
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Header image by Terry Whittaker/2020VISION