London Literature Festival at Southbank Centre
Category: News Posted: 01 July 2009
Saturday 11 July, 15.30 – 17.30
Double Bill: short film by Lemn Sissay and panel discussion
Lemn Sissay, David Buckland, David Lan and Ruth Little
Lemn Sissay, Southbank Centre Artist in Residence and Cape Farewell voyager in 2008 presents the short film featuring his poem What If, broadcast on Channel Four as a Three Minute Wonder, celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Darwin's birth. Lemn discusses the making of the poem, climate change and his experience of the Arctic.
David Lan, playwright and artistic director of the Young Vic, and David Buckland discuss a dog sled expedition made in March of this year to Greenland's Liverpool coast as part of the Sublime Tate/Cape Farewell research program. Travelling with tents and enduring temperatures of -35°, the two encountered the extremities of the high Arctic. In a discussion chaired by Ruth Little, writer and literary manager at the Royal Court theatre, David and David discuss this unusual route towards artistic inspiration.
Cape Farewell is Resident at Southbank Centre.
For more information about the event see the
London Literature Festival website ›
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