6 - 14 SEPTEMBER 2008






'feet on earth' is a complementary supporting programme of events.

Shepherdess-poet Josephine Dickinson leads off with a poetry-writing workshop on Wednesday 10 September , and again on Saturday 13 September in the Friends' Meeting House, Alston, both at 11am. The workshops are free, but booking is essential (call 01434 382137).

On the afternoon of Wednesday 10 September, Josephine offers a free recital "Feet on Earth", at 3pm in Alston's unique Community Secret Garden (Grizedale Croft, Church Road, Alston).

On the same theme, Jules Cadie leads a participatory visual art event - the Ashgill Artwalk - from his studio at High Ashgill on the final Sunday, 14 September, from 11am. Booking essential; call 01434 381941.

Throughout September the newly-vacated library building (Keatons in the Market Place, Alston) displays a 20' x 8' installation by visual art graduate Josh Simpson, depicting a personal journey through the 'earth' of the South Tyne from Haltwhistle to Tynehead.


Textile artist Rachel Phillimore leads a rag-rug-making workshop at Studio House, Market Place, Alston, on Thursday 11 September. Call 01434 382137 for further details.

A film-screening of 'Once', an Irish film about two musicians, provides the finale for the art trail on Sunday 14 September from 7pm at the Masonic Hall in Alston, along with refreshments and live music.

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