Part of the Creative Footsteps Festival
Monday 4th October: 10am-1pm
A walk and discussion with nature writer, Gilbert White expert and conservationist Laurence Rose. Starting at Gilbert White’s House Laurence will discuss how White brought mindful observation of landscape and place into his writing – maybe the first nature writer to do so. The walk will take you past Selborne church towards the Long and Short Lythes where we will think about the landscape in his day, and practice a bit of mindfulness Gilbert-style. The talk will also include thoughts on how later writers have been influenced by him and touch on my own work and practice.
Find out more about Laurence’s work: https://laurencerose.co.uk/my-books/
Between 2 and 10 October the area’s first Nature and Literary Festival will celebrate local literary greats and their love of the East Hampshire countryside. Follow in the footsteps of author Jane Austen, our first ecologist and naturalist Gilbert White, the wartime poet Edward Thomas and more. You can enjoy short guided nature walks, writing and poetry workshops, garden tours, trails, Yoga and more. https://www.easthants.gov.uk/creative-footsteps