England footballer Theo Walcott appearing in a Royal Parks installation

Arsenal and England footballer Theo Walcott is one of the voices to appear in a sound installation in Regent's Park's wildlife garden.

The footballer agreed to be interviewed on the role parks played in his younger life as part of a sound installation showcasing five park stories.

In one of them, Theo Walcott explains how parks gave him space to run and play, developing the skills that have landed him a place in the England squad.

In other stories, contributors explain that parks give them somewhere to unwind from the stresses of everyday life.

The sound-bench is the culmination of the three-year Wild in the Parks project run by the RSPB in partnership with the Royal Parks, encouraging local people to get more involved in the wildlife on their doorstep.

 


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