Sonic Spider: music from an arachnid’s world

7 October, 2:00 pm

3 hoursPWYD

Performance, Interactive | Biology, The Arts, Environment and Nature

Sonic Spider: music from an arachnid’s world

New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square, OX1 1LQ

Listen to the world’s first eight-legged musical instrument, played by a team of musicians, and delve into a spider’s mind. Sonic Spider performances take inspiration from the lives of spiders, sitting quietly in their webs awaiting the drama of visitors – a tasty fly perhaps, or a nervous suitor.

Explore the science of spider senses, meet Jasper the Spider with story-teller Jules Pottle, discover how other invertebrates see, feel, hear and taste their worlds, and try hands-on activities from the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. Let your imagination travel to a different world.

Your ticket allows you to arrive any time between 2pm and 5pm.

Includes activities suitable for all ages.


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Supported by Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

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New Road Baptist Church, OX1 1LQ