Saturday 28th March, 10.30-4pm, Blickling Hall (main reception and ticket office near the car park)
Join us for a riverside walk in the Upper Bure River Valley near Blickling Hall. We will be exploring diverse readings of riverine literature along the way, some even written about this stretch of water. We’ll discuss how different authors take different perspectives, from Roger Deakin’s ‘frog’s-eye view’ to Alice Oswald’s muttering ‘pidgin-river’. We’ll explore the National Trust’s river valley restoration project and think about the challenges and opportunities facing river conservation today. Finally, we’ll warm up indoors over cake and coffee (included in the ticket price) and produce some writing of our own in response.
The workshop will be run by Dr Jos Smith, poet and lecturer in contemporary literature at UEA, and Alison Hall, the National Trust’s Engagement Officer for the Riverlands Project in the Upper Bure River Valley. Please bring your own packed lunch and please check the weather beforehand and dress appropriately. It may well be muddy!
Ticket Price: £25 (waged); £20 (unwaged)