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Poetry workshop

Poetry workshop with Forestry England centernary poet Zakiya McKenzie Sunday 18th July (9.45am – 12.00pm) We are excited to have the wonderful opportunity to welcome renowned poet Zakiya McKenzie to…
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18 July 2021 0

Interrogating collective memory on colonial history with Tender Buttons

Tender Buttons is a Bristol-based podcast chatting to writers and artists about their ideas, process and politics 🍑 hosted by Jessica Andrews and Jack Young. With Storysmith bookshop, Bristol. storysmithbooks.com.…
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29 June 2021 0

The Company of Birds – London Review of Books

This conversation is presented in partnership with The Willowherb Review, which published Zakiya Mckenzie’s account of taking note of the birds around her for the first time. She’ll be joined by three enthusiasts for the company of birds: Jon Day, who races pigeons; lifelong birder Tim Dee; and, calling in from Hawaii, Paul Theroux.


24 May 2021 0

Rough Trade In-Conversations with Garden Museum

This conversation will explore the necessity and urgency of bringing a decolonial lens to the practice of horticulture – from the stories we tell about it to the language we…
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11 May 2021 0

Leeds 2023 Presents – Forest as Research

A workshop exploring understandings of forest ecologies through research practices. Part of Leeds Digital Festival.


28 April 2021 0

In Conversation with Zakiya Mckenzie

Join us for a conversation about environmental justice, Caribbean Literary Heritage, and the joys and complexities of writing about woodlands.


21 April 2021 0

Caribbean vs West Indian, BAME vs POC: Whats in a Name

  Growing up as I did, I rarely thought about myself as British. My first few years on Earth were spent in south London but then my parents decided to…
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4 September 2020 2
A persons hand holding Nan Shepherds book up to a blue sky

Say Feh! Nan Shepherd and the Cairngorm Mountains

Nan Shepherd wants to feel. To go against the mountain, she answers the taunt when the mountain itself asks “fey?” To pit oneself against the expanse over and over again was to be daring, challenging, brimming for want of pushing the limit, the summit. A little mad.


11 April 2020 0