A Whistling of Birds

A Whistling of Birds – Poetry reading by Isobel Dixon & Drawing Exhibition by Douglas Robertson 

Poetry Reading & Drawing Exhibition

A Whistling of Birds – Poetry reading by Isobel Dixon & Drawing Exhibition by Douglas Robertson  

Date: Tuesday 31st October 2023
Timings: 6pm-8pm
Location: Donald Brooks Auditorium, Churcher’s College

As part of our year-long Inspire and Create series, the Churcher’s College Art Department invites you to an evening of poetry and art.

A Whistling of Birds’ is a collaboration project by South African born poet, Isobel Dixon, and Scottish artist Douglas Robertson.

The result is a work deeply concerned with nature and the paths we track through our environment. It draws inspiration from several poets and artists, and at times is in dialogue with D H Lawrence’s 1923 collection, ‘Birds, Beasts and Flowers!’ The work in the book and exhibition are the result of a long-running to-and-fro conversation around the birds, ‘beasties’ and Lawrence’s nature writing.

Isobel and Douglas will be in discussion about the development of the collaboration, and Isobel will be reading from their recently published book. An exhibition of the drawings for the book will be in the foyer gallery of the Goodfield Centre.

Please come along and enjoy an evening of poetry and art, and enjoy some drinks and canapes during the interval. And as it is Halloween, we will promise to include some bats, snakes and other creepy crawlies for your entertainment!

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