TIM DEE ON NATURE WRITING AND HIS LATEST BOOK ‘LANDFILL’
Tim Dee is a writer and a radio producer. He writes non-scientific books about birds and places, including a memoir about his birdwatching life, The Running Sky, a book about and called Four Fields, and Landfill, a study of men watching gulls on rubbish dumps and in other desolate spots. He also edited Ground Work a collection on new writing on places, and co-edited (with Simon Armitage) the anthology, The Poetry of Birds. His next book is about walking the spring north through Europe. He was a BBC radio producer for 28 years making arts documentaries, poetry programmes, history features and radio drama for Radio 3 and 4.
Of The Running Sky’ – “Thrillingly original…..as unexpected as it is brilliant.”
Of Four Fields – he travelled from the Fens to Zambia, from Montana to Chernobyl – “A project as expansive and as mesmerising as a fenland sky.”
ALASTAIR LAURENCE, who is curating this series of talks at the Chapel, is a freelance documentary film maker who lives near Abergavenny. In recent years Alastair has made films about The Battle of the Somme, a history of British Photography and the poets John Betjeman, Philip Larkin and TS Eliot. In November, a project about the friendship of Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams, is appearing on BBC 2.
Chapel bookshop and bar will be open all evening