Carrying the Fire

The Dark Mountain collective in the UK has announced a number of upcoming events for the spring, one of which is the brilliant mini-festival Carrying the Fire to be held this coming May. For those back across the pond:

This year’s programme will delve into some of those ideas behind rewilding, exploring the links between large-scale wilderness restoration and our own need for wildness in our lives. To help with the delving, there will be talks from the likes of Alan Watson Featherstone, founder of Trees for Life (the project which has helped plant over a million trees in Glen Affric and adjacent glens) and Kate Rawles, director of Outdoor Philosophy and author of The Carbon Cycle; there will also be live art and performances from, amongst others, the amazing Feral Theatre; and there will be creative workshops with the likes of Margaret Elphinstone and Cumbrian poet Kim Moore.

How not to book a ticket this minute?

Unfathomable City event at Tulane

For those in the New Orleans area, A Studio in the Woods is celebrating the release of former resident Rebecca Snedeker’s Unfathomable City with the release of four additional broadside maps, reproduced from the book. The release of these maps comes alongside a series of events and conversations, one of which is tonight at Tulane. Called “Bass Lines: Deep Sounds and Soils,” the conversation will feature Mapo Kinnord-Payton, Christopher Esposito, and James Singleton, who will also perform an original composition on cello. Tonight at 6pm in Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center.