River Run 3: The Urban Naturalist with Ester Woolfson and Alec Finlay
October 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
‘We are all naturalists now.’ But what is nature? What is ‘engagement’ with it? Esther Woolfson, author of Field Notes from a Hid- den City and Between Light and Storm – How We Live with Other Species (both Granta) argues that encouraging children and adults to talk about urban nature is one of the most important and neglected areas of possibility for change that there is. Poet and artist, Alec Finlay, has developed a practice that draws attention to urban nature as a way of stimulating our imaginations and our well-being. This fascinating conversation of ideas and experience will interest any naturalist and any urban dweller. Supported by Wigtown Festival Company – A Wigtown Wednesday.
Free but ticketed: