In Other Tongues is now accepting registrations. Held at the beautiful Dartington Hall in southwest England from June 7-14 2017, it comprises an international gathering/conference from June 7-9 followed by a small-group residential short course from June 10-14.
Keynote speakers at the conference are Prof. Wendy Wheeler and poet Alyson Hallett; other presenters include sound artist Tony Whitehead, leading us into the sonic world of night-time and dawn-time; Felix Prater, Laura Cooper and Cherie Sampson helping us discover animal lives and our animal selves; Lori Diggle, Nancy Miller and others reminding us of the power of myth and story-telling and its continuing and new relevance; John Hartley will take us on to the river; Stephan Harding will be joining us to explore the science of interspecies communication. Others are materialists, guiding us to new insights into stone, field, water, fungi. We will encounter languages familiar and strange, and we’ll aspire to co-annunciate new forms of communication together through this unique gathering amongst the long, heady days of summer along the River Dart in some of England’s most beautiful countryside.
The short course is led by Alyson Hallett and writer-illustrator Mat Osmond. Throughout the course visiting guests will (thus far) include acclaimed poet Alice Oswald and art.earth’s Director Richard Povall. Creative use of words form the core of the course along with image-making, voice and embodied exercises. We will work both indoors and outdoors as we deepen and attune more to ourselves and our experiences of place. Numbers are very limited.