SEARCHING FOR DOGGERLAND – further thoughts
Thursday 14th March, 10.30am – 12.30pm
at The Cut, Halesworth IP19 8BY
Author of Time Song – Searching for Doggerland, Julia Blackburn
In 2015 internationally acclaimed author Julia Blackburn attended a symposium on the actual and imagined history of Doggerland organised by Waveney & Blyth Arts. She became fascinated by the huge fertile area that once connected the east coast of England with mainland Europe until it was submerged by rising sea levels.
Four years on Blackburn (Threads, The Three of Us, Thin Paths), who has been described as “ one of the most original writers in Britain,” will introduce her new book Time Song – Searching for Doggerland as part of a morning of talks and film about this extraordinary place. The book is an inspiring mix of the factual and the personal, with each of its pages “bringing a surprise, an epiphany, a phrase of such beauty and simple profundity you can only gasp.” It combines fragments from her own life with a series of eighteen ‘songs’ and stories about the places and the people she met in her quest to get closer to an understanding of Doggerland.
She will be joined by the renowned anthropologist, film maker and writer Hugh Brody. He will present a film (Fishing at the Stone Weir) about the Canadian Inuits, whose lives in the early 20th century relate to all hunter gatherers, from the Neanderthals to the Mesolithic people who inhabited Doggerland a mere 7,000 years ago.
Plus other intriguing images and objects from this far-off world, and book signings.
Tickets cost £8 for W&BA members and £10 for non members.
THRILLING THURSDAYS is a series of themed, morning events, exploring interesting connections between people, place and nature.
PARKING – The Cut only has three spaces so if you can be dropped off and picked up and your transport parked in town so much the better, but if you need one of the spaces ring The Cut box office on 0300 3033211 to reserve it.
The Cut has a wheelchair accessible WC, a lift to its Cafe, and a long, sloped ramp with hand rail to its auditorium for ease of access for wheelchair users, people with mobility difficulties etc
Waveney & Blyth Arts has trained sighted guides available for FREE booking by Visually Impaired people. And a step by step touch description from the entrance to The Cut to its auditorium is available as a Word document.
If you wish to access there or have any other special needs please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] or ring Jan on 01986 895227.
An archive of Thrilling Thursdays! live audio recordings.
Spiderwomen! Thursday 6th December 2018. Part 1 & Part 2….
Orchards! Thursday 4th October 2018. Listen to the live recording below…