StoryPlaces: An evening with Anna PavordEvent
- 19:00 - 21:00, 11 October 2016
- Bournemouth Natural Science Society: 39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3NS
For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Verity Hunt at V.Hunt@soton.ac.uk .
An evening with Anna Pavord talking about her new book Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places. The book explores some of Britain's most iconic landscapes in the past, in the present, and in literature. It is a work about place, about how deeply in the past the landscapes of our lives defined us. Join Anna Pavord to consider how different artists and agriculturists have responded to these environments.
‘In a quiet Bournemouth backstreet lays a hidden gem: a treasure cabinet of natural curiosities...’
The Bournemouth Natural Science Society occupies a substantial, towered Italian gothic Victorian house, built in Bournemouth in 1879. The premises are part-museum, part-laboratory, part-urban temple to learning. Its rooms are lined with wooden cases and chests whose many drawers contain butterflies, eggs, mineral specimens, fossils and archaeological remains in the tradition of nineteenth-century collectors such as General Pitt Rivers. The house and its contents, its histories and its characters, offer a remarkable new resource for literary interpretation.
StoryPlaces has EXPLODED the many stories that make up the BNSS, tales about its collections, its history and people and the natural world, out across Bournemouth. We have created a collection of location-aware short stories inspired by the BNSS to be read on-the-go on your smartphone around Bournemouth Seafront, the town and Winter Gardens.
We will be launching the stories at a series of events themed around place and the natural world in the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, Saturday 8th – Saturday 15th October 2016.
StoryPlaces is a Leverhulme-funded interdisciplinary research project at the University of Southampton (English and Electronics & Computer Science) that explores the poetics of locative literature.
Come and meet the project team at our stall in the Lower Winter Gardens!
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