This microphone has been installed as part of HomeSounds:NSF, a partnership project between Recast Music Education, Norwich Science Festival and English Heritage
"The HomeSounds:NSF project invites young people aged 11-14 and living in Norfolk to become sound explorers, acoustic ecologists and deep listeners. By visiting selected sites across Norfolk participants will tune into the sounds of their local environment using specialist listening equipment (including their ears!) and learn about the fascinating world of acoustic ecology. They will then install a live-streaming microphone at the location they have visited.
Each live-streaming microphone will share the live sounds of their location to the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 1 year for participants, and the public, to tune into. Participants will be encouraged to use these sounds, and their experiences in capturing them, for creative, educational and therapeutic purposes.
Participants will be invited to take part in Norwich Science Festival in October 2019 to share their experiences, demonstrate the live-streaming microphones and encourage others to tune in to the sounds of the world around them.
The project particularly reaches out to young people who have not experienced the festival before or who might find accessing the festival difficult because of their location or circumstances."
The project is made possible by the support of the British Science Assoication and United Kingdom Research and Innovation.
ENGLISH HERITAGE - GRIMES GRAVES
Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. It was not until one of them was excavated in 1870 that they were identified as flint mines dug over 5,000 years ago.
A small exhibition area illustrates the history of this fascinating site. Visitors can descend 9 metres (30 ft) by ladder into one excavated shaft to see the jet-black flint.
Set amid the distinctive Breckland heath landscape, Grime’s Graves is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a habitat for rare plants and fauna.
Recast Music Education - https://www.recastmusiceducation.com/norwich-science-festival
Norwich Science Festival - https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/
Grimes Graves - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/grimes-graves-prehistoric-flint-mine/history/
British Science Association - https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/
United Kingdom Research and Innovation - https://www.ukri.org/