From the 1st December 2016 Nancy Kerr curates a series of events exploring dialogues that spring from our environment and our relationships with, and within it, through literature, music and song.
These special concerts see the finest of contemporary folk music performers in partnership with some of our time’s most insightful writers. Shared themes of transformation are filtered through ecological narratives to stories of loneliness, grief and the redemptive power of nature and community.
See Her Fly Home: Helen Macdonald with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band
Thursday, 1 December 2016 – 7:30pm / Music
Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk, (winner of the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction 2014) brings her classic of nature writing to life, with music from Nancy Kerr and her band.
On Common Ground: Rob Cowen with Simpson Cutting Kerr
Friday, 2 December 2016 – 7:30pm / Music
Author of ‘Common Ground’, Rob Cowen offers a new way of writing and reading about nature. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr’s latest album ‘Murmurs’ was inspired by the awesome natural spectacle of a murmuration of starlings.
Breaking the Spell of Loneliness: George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan
Saturday, 3 December 2016 – 7:30pm / Music
Author and journalist George Monbiot’s article for The Guardian on the personal and social effects of loneliness instantly went viral. His collaboration with folk singer/songwriter Ewan McLennan conveys the topic perfectly through song.