A murmuration is a unique flight formation performed by starlings over the spring months. The undulating pattern is made possible as each bird keeps tabs on the movements of seven of its neighbours, adjusting its flight path in correspondence with them. Their lightning fast reflexes and reactions enable them to make snapshot decisions, keeping them in a tight knit formation and preventing collisions. Their awareness of the three factors: an attraction zone, a repulsion zone and angular alignment, creates the parameters through which they are able to maintain this shifting swarm that can go from the shape of a ball to a fish in fast motions.

This is your chance to be a part of our murmuration. Come and create your starling, add colour to make it bright and unique, and then once added to a large spiralling wind spinner mechanism it will act with the same behaviours of a starling in a murmuration. When you along with all of our participants starlings come together they will recreate the flashing motion we see starlings perform in the sky.

Time details

11am - 3pm

On Stage Dr Amir Khan: Doctor In The House
Storyhouse Theatre

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Activities Youth Vibe 18+
Meeting Room

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The Kitchen

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On Stage Student Nurses Sing for Health
Wed 10.30am
The Kitchen

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Cinema Animation Festival (18)

TBC | Come and join us for a screening of the competition finalists, watch the winning animation from the 2022 competition, Black Slide

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