In partnership with Artconnexion UK CIC , I was thrilled to have been awarded funding from GWR to deliver a new project called Birds on the Branchline, which explored and celebrated the heritage of song birds and their habitat on the St Ives Bay line. Our activities included planting seeds to help grow wild flowers to attract new species of birds; designing and making clay nesting boxes and a Bird Palace (inspired by those from the Ottomona Empire) that could offer sanctuary to the birds; writing songs for the Song Station and poems for the Poetree; delivering award winning creative literacy/nature inspired educational workshops; creating bird sized pasties and making animations for a tiny Word Bird theatre/cinema and hosting a Magic Train Ride trip for young children, inspired by our best selling ‘Magic Train Ride’ sing-a-long book. I am now delighted that Arts Council England have funded the project further so that it can be rolled out across the 5 branches of Cornwall and result in a series of local radio shows – tune in soon to hear them!