WHAT'S HAPPENING

Welcome to our events page - take a look below to see what we're up to and how you can get involved.  At present most events are taking place online but this will change at some point ... and we're looking forward to a series of walks and talks when this is possible. You can read newsletters from this page, or sign up to receive them directly, and if you're curious about social media feeds, click the icons at the bottom of the page to visit Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.    


2019
June 30

Norman Nicholson Society Festival: Presentation and Workshop

Normal Nicholson's writing has been an inspiration for many. It's deeply rooted in the Cumbrian landscape, with particular resonance to the Millom area. We're very chuffed to be at the festival this year, giving a presentation and a workshop. If you'd like to take part in our workshop to record your own special place through photography and poetic reflection, please get in touch with us, or contact the festival organisers. The workshop (2.45-4.15pm) is open to all and follows our presentation. (1.30-2.30pm). Both are free! More information here

June 22

What is Natural? Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere

The Wordsworth Trust, in connection with students from Principia College, Illinois, are hosting a day around the theme 'What is Natural?'. We'll be sharing our thoughts, and joining other presenters including Timothy Morton and Mike Collier.

June 19 to June 21

Evolving the Forest, Dartington Hall, Devon

This three-day international gathering brings together creative thinkers and doers to explore the forest and how we live with trees. We'll be installing a temporary piece of artwork and running a workshop, and revelling in the chance to join talks, discussions, walks and workshops with a whole bunch of inspiring people. More info about the programme and how to book here. The event is being convened by art.earth, the Royal Forestry Society and Timber Strategies, and takes place in the grounds of Dartington Hall, Devon (TQ9 6EL).

March 29

Ethnography on Foot III with Newcastle University

For the third 'Ethonography on Foot' event we're looking forward to leading a walk around Newcastle City Centre, using trees as tools for navigation and triggers for conversation. It's not our home turf, but a place we came to know when The Long View exhibition was shown at the Great North Museum: Hancock in 2018, and for this we featured 7 Newcastle trees. We'll be joined by scientists specialising in smart city planning and mitigating the impact of climate change in cities, and others whose varied approaches to understanding place span ethnography, film, poetry and walking. Info to follow at CSOP website. To book or enquire, contact: jonathan.hicks@ncl.ac.uk.

March 26

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.

March 23 to April 20

Exhibiting in 'Radical Landscapes' at the Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Delighted to be exhibtiting at this show curated by Camilla Nelson, bringing together a wide range of work bringing writing, visual art and landscape together. More at the Plough Arts Centre website here.

March 7

Radio Cumbria, Live on 'The Great Outdoors'

Looking forward to chatting with Helen Millican on this Thursday evening programme. Tune in through Radio Cumbria, 7-10pm

2018
November 24

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

November 18

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.

November 17

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.

November 9 to November 11

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.  

October 4

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

September 27

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: movingmountainsmillom@gmail.com. Oh, and it's free :)

September 26

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). 

August 29

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. 

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