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The Moth’s Whisper

New moth inspired artworks emerge from lock down cocoon in Devon ready to respond to the climate emergency.

Exeter based writer and Illustrator Miranda Barlow has been busy during lockdown writing a new picture book called ‘The Moth’s Whisper’ and it will be publish this Friday with a public reading via Zoom at The Art and Energy Collective’s free Watch Moth’s event.

‘The Moth’s Whisper’ tells the story of Marny, a newly emerged Yellow Underwing moth as she looks for the moon and discovers the world of humans.

Have a look inside the book!

As we are all returning to the world from our cocoons of isolation, we might also see more clearly how energetic and distracting our civilisation is and how much needs to change for us to respond to the climate emergency.

This lovely illustrated picture book is “A strong and clear encouragement for young people to get involved to make a change for the better.” – Steve Voake

What to expect at August’s free Watch Moths zoom celebration

This month’s online ‘Watch Moths’ Zoom event will take place at 8-9pm on Friday the 21st August and 8-9am on Saturday the 22nd August. You can book a place online.

The free family friendly event will explore real and imaginary moths of Devon and includes:

  • Moth trapping with experts from Devon Moth Group
  • New Moth-er Dave Neale who will show how he made his own moth trap
  • Fabulous artworks from Sarah Gillespie,
  • Poetry from Plymouth’s poet Laureate Thom Boulton and the newly formed Mandy Moore Band Club
  • A free augmented reality colouring sheet that you can print off, colour in and get to flutter around your room with the QuiverVision app
  • As well as an invitation for you to participate in the creation of a Mass Participation Art Installation called Moths to a Flame for COP26 (The UN’s conference on Climate Change that’s due to take place in the UK in November next year)!



We invite you to join Miranda and the ART and ENERGY Collective to hear the story of Marny the Moth and find out how to join in this Friday’s Watch Moths Zoom event coming from locations all across Devon.