New approaches to writing about place.
Poet Tom Chivers hosts an evening exploring shifting landscapes and alternative geographies.
Award-winning writer Michael Symmons Roberts reads from Edgelands, recording journeys into the forgotten spaces of England: the mobile masts and gravel pits, business parks and landfill sites. In a special new commission, maverick musician Leafcutter John puts his ear to the ground, divining a new piece of sonic innovation from the electrical currents of the city. Writer and artist Justin Hopper presents his ongoing explorations of the South Downs, unearthing ‘the eerie malleability of the English suburb’. Amy Cutler documents the shifting languages of forests and coasts; a poet and cultural geographer, her recent publication Nostalgia Forest combines collaged texts with dendrochronology manuals. And in this final event of ADRIFT, his year-long project with Cape Farewell, Chivers shares stories from his ‘urban pilgrimages’ along London’s lost rivers.