Due to the extraordinary times we are in we have had to postpone all of our public engagements and physical events from March 2020 ... until the impact of Covid-19 has passed. We do expect, however, to be staying connected through social media (links on the right of this page) and through blogs, which will be outlining what we are getting up to during lockdown. Please join in the conversation to bring light and hope through difficult times.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 in Stromness, Orkney
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 and water. Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
After our ten days sailing along the coast, exploring cliffs, caves and shorlines, and learning about the sea as part of the Sail Britain coastal project, 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
Private View: The Long View in Brighton
The Long View exhibition at ONCA in Brighton
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.
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.