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).
IFLAS lecture, Ambleside: Making Sense of Here
We're delighted to have been invited to present at the Institute For Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside Campus. Come and join us to explore artful ways of thinking about the complexities of place, what really matters to people, and the challenge of maintaining a National Park. Percival Lecture Theatre, 5.30-7pm. Free. More Information here.
Tree Charter Day - A Walk in Grizedale Forest
Join us for a stroll among trees and sculptures: we'll pass by treefold:north and one of the UK's 11 treepoles that were set up to mark the tree charter. 10.30am start in Grizedale Forest. It's a free event. For more details, and to book a place, click here.
Maryport Literary Festival
Looking forward to bringing images, stories and poems inspired by the seven Long View trees to this event, considering 'tree time', the creative, emotional and spiritual effects of walking and slow time outdoors, and what trees mean as part of the bigger, interconnected landscape.
Later in the afternoon Harriet will be joining other poets to read from the new 'This Place I Know' anthology of Cumbrian poetry.
More info here.
Kendal Mountain Literature Festival - Performing Mountains: How do artists touch the void?
We're delighted to be on the panel of the Saturday morning 'Performing Mountains' session, with Jonathan Pitches, Lousie Ann Wilson, and David Greig. Come along, Abbot Hall Centre, 11am, to find out more about artistic interpretation and engagement with mountain environments. More here.
The Annual Explore event: RGS with IBG, London
This weekend event is always full of inspiration. It's here that stories are shared, ideas are born and chewed through, and teams are built ... we'll be taking part and dreaming up our own new ideas over the weekend. Not to be missed if you have any inkling about travel, research, epeditions or adventure, whether your 'field' is your back yard, your local woods, or the other side of the world. More info here.
Sheffield Halham University : The Long View - Meetings with Seven Remarkably Ordinary Trees
So happy to bringing tales of seven Cumbrian trees and the land around them to Sheffield as part of the RGS lecture series. We'll share images, poetry and reflections from our two years with seven particular trees as part of The Long View: our walks to and between them, and what we have learned about the local environments, land use and issues of sustainability in England's largest national park. Plenty of time for questions and discussions.
Peak Lecture Theatre, 527 Owen Building, Sheffield Halham University City Campus, S1 1WB. Full info here.
Walk and talk around Millom
Come and join us for a leisurely walk around Millom, taking a close look at what's along the way. This three-hour stroll will be as much about story as about landscape and we're looking forward to learning and sharing stories - what makes your local places special to you? This is part of the Moving Mountains project.
10am-1pm Book through email: email@example.com. Oh, and it's free :)
Landscape, Art and Environment: Talk at Millom Palladium
Very happy to be taking part in the 'Moving Mountains' project being run by Irene Rogan - we'll be giving a talk about our work, with plenty of time for discussion. 6.30-8pm, Milom Palladium (LA18 5DW).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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