For what seems like the first time in forever, I have news to share. I will do so without further preamble.
On the 14th of June, 2021, I will be ‘in conversation’ with the musician and writer Matthew Shaw as part of Hawkwood’s ‘Conversations that Matter’ series, talking about Uncanny Landscapes and our relationship to place as we begin to emerge from lockdown. (This is a free online discussion, to be followed a few weeks later by a one-night crash course in landscape writing, presenting strategies and concepts to aid in a return to writing about places that are not our bedrooms.)
On the 29th of June, 2021, Sharron Kraus & I will perform our album Chanctonbury Rings Live as part of the Odditorium at Brighton Fringe – in the legendary Speigeltent on the Old Steine. Wendy Pye will project her accompanying videos.
Finally, the Uncanny Landscapes podcast is set to return at the beginning of June with a series of new and archival interviews with modern practitioners of landscape art, writing and research. The lineup is shaping up to be of, I think, great interest to those who’ve dug what this podcast was doing before lockdown scuppered its action. I hope you’ll join in.