Dorset National Landscape 60th anniversary and onwards! This project has been a big and important part of my life in recent years, and as it continues, opens new possibilities of how we can go deeper into listening, seasonal connections and nature place relationships.
We have been lucky enough to take the Talking Tent to two Inside Out festivals run by Activate Performing Arts in 2021 and 2023 – sharing conversations, ideas and memories of the Dorset seasons and places we love in the Dorset National Landscape.
This large scale project has given me so much in terms of learning and developing ways to work with audiences through storytelling techniques, collaborative joy in learning and co-creating, and has fuelled my passion for using oral history in creative practice and undertaking in-depth research, listening to place, using audio and field recordings.
With thanks to Tom, Sue, Kate, Caroline, Jules Steph…and all Dorset National Landscape team for their creative vision, expertise and trust.