Sophie Austin
  • Role: Writer, Producer
  • Commissioners: Metal, London Brough of Bexley
  • Festival: Estuary 2021 Festival
  • Year: 2021
  • Synopsis:  Lore of the Wild is an audio storywalk for Lesnes Abbey Woods co-created by Bernadette Russell and Sophie Austin commissioned through a partnership between Metal and London Borough of Bexley for Estuary 2021.
  • Lore of the Wild invites you to hear tall tales and true stories; songs and sounds from the woodland inhabitants of Lesnes, as you walk through this ancient landscape.
    The many experts including crows, squirrels, ants and the elements themselves  will weave together a tapestry of tales which connects the river and the woods to the whole world and beyond.
    Audiences are guided by a beautifully designed map to twelve locations.
  • Artist-led, guided walks are available to book where we take small groups into the woods to listen to the stories and embrace the peace and calm of the wild. Get in touch if this is of interest.
  • Creators: Bernadette Russell and Sophie Austin
    Sound Designer: Hannah Marshall
    Illustrator: Melanie Smith
    Actors: Charlie Folorunsho, Harriet Kershaw, Natashia Magigi, Bernadette Russell, Thierry Spall
  • Download the tracks and listen in your own wild space via Soundcloud
  • Photos: Ellie Kurttz