Talks & Seminars

Red River Stannary

A day of poet­ry, talks, pre­sen­ta­tions and dis­cus­sions about the Red River.

The Red River Stannary will convene at CAST, Helston from 11am - 6.30pm on Saturday 9th October. There will be readings of John Wedgwood Clarke’s new poetic work, talks and discussions, guided writing sessions, chances to hear Rob Mackay’s sound recordings and a screening of a new moving image work by Naomi Frears.

The event is part of 'Red River: Listening to a Polluted River' - an 18 month research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through their Leadership Fellowship scheme, and led by Dr John Wedgwood Clarke of the University of Exeter. The project is an exploration of how creative writing can transform our relationship to a polluted, post-industrial river through listening to the human and non-human voices that have shaped, and continue to shape, its course.

There will be a break for lunch between 1.30 - 2.30pm, if you would like a pasty of your choice please order and pay when you book your ticket. If you would prefer to bring your own food, or to book to eat at CAST's excellent café you are very welcome to do so.