WHAT'S HAPPENING

Scroll through to find out what we're up to, and what we've been doing. These listings cover events, walks, presentations and publications and we'll do our best to keep up to date. For daily happenings, follow our latest social media posts (right). 


2018
August 29

Spoken word: inspired by islands, island life, and the meetings of sea and land

Really looking forward to a gathering to listen to writings inspired by island life, organised through the Stromness Writing Group. As part of an open evening of sharing, Harriet will read some of the writing she's done while sailing, including call-and-response exchanges with writers in Cumbria and Orkney. Venue and details TBC nearer the time. 

August 28

Reflections on rocks, sailing, light, water and more ...

After our ten days sailing along the coast, exploring cliffs, caves and shorlines, and learning about the sea, the crew will be sharing geology-inspired discoveries, images, hand-made artwork and plenty of stories at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, 7-8pm. 

August 21

Artist & Geology Talk, Lochinver

Delighted to be getting together with enthusiasts from the North West Highlands Geopark in Lochinver - and we'll be giving a talk in the evening. 

August 19

Sail Britain Launch Party, Ullapool

You can't set sail without a party ... if you'd like to come and celebrate with us, talk to the geologists about what's making them so excited about the incredibly ancient rocks we'll be seeing, or get an idea of what might happen when you mix geologists, a poet, a photographer, a fine artist and a skilled skipper, come and find us in the evening while the boat is being readied in Ullapool. 

August 18 to August 28

Artist residency, sailing up the NW coast of Scotland

So very excited - we'll be joining a team of geologists and a fine artist on a ten-day sailing trip from Ullapool to Orkney, hugging the dramatic coast, creating as we go along. Not sure what the outcomes will be but we'll be sharing them at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness when we arrive! The trip is being organised by Oliver at Sail Britain, whose Coastline Project is linking artists and scientists on the way around the whole of the UK. 

July 20 to July 21

The Millican Travel Collective

We're delighted to be among the presenters at this special event bringing people together to celebrate inspiration from the outdoors, and take a leisurely approach to sharing stories and talking through environment, place, sustainability, travel, slowing down, joy ... and lots more besides. There will be great food, a camp fire, and great company. Find out more and book through Millican here.

June 23

Geography and Art on Foot - A talk at the end of a seven-day walk: June 23rd

Join us at the Blencathra Centre in Threlkeld a couple of hours after we complete a seven day walk linking  the three Cumbrian treefolds - we'll share stories, images and poetry from our journey, with thoughts on balance and environmental issues in the Lake District National Park. June 23, 7-8.30pm

May 31

Private View: The Long View in Brighton

Heading ever further south we'll be celebrating the arrival of The Long View at O N C A in Brighton with an evening event on May 31st: please contact us if you'd like to come along!

May 30 to June 9

The Long View exhibition at ONCA in Brighton

The Long View will be at O N C A in Brighton, just as summer is beginning to get going. While we're there we'll be checking out trees in Brighton - more will be revealed through The Long View blog in June.  

May 19

Curlew Calling

An evening of music and poetry hosted by musician Ian Ryding to raise awareness of the plight of the Eurasian Curlew, whose breeding population is less than half what it was in 1990. Harriet will join other poets, reading from the Curlew Calling Anthology, & there'll be music from Talkin Fellas. Hallbankgate, Brampton, 7.30pm. Tickets here.   

May 12

Wye Valley River Festival

Looking forward to taking part in this dynamic festival whose theme this year is TREES! We'll be sharing The Long View in stories and presentations on Saturday May 12th.

May 8

Private View: The Long View in Oxford. May 8

Come and celebrate the arrival of The Long View at the North Wall Art Centre in Oxford and find some behind the scenes stories from our time with seven remarkably ordinary trees. Contact us if you'd like to come. May 8, 6.30-8.30pm.

May 6 to May 28

The Long View at the North Wall Gallery, Oxford

Moving further south ... The Long View exhibition will be filling the goregous space at The North Wall gallery and will be part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

May 5 to September 10

Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Common Ground exhibition

We're delighted to be part of Common Ground's exhibition of archive and contemporary work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

May 1 to July 8

Voices From the Land Exhibition, Settle

The Museum of North Craven Life at the Folly in Settle is a wonderful space celebrating landscape and heritage in the Yorkshire Dales, so we're really pleased to be showing the Voices From the Land exhibition here, with the inclusion of audio recordings of farmers speaking about their place, what matters to them, and thoughts about the future. More info about opening times here

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