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Birds of Firle (2020 to 2030)

Birds of Firle Banner Image - credit Tanya ShadrickBirds of Firle Banner Image - credit Tanya Shadrick

Birds of Firle is a decade-long project dependent upon the safe passage between strangers of a single, wordless book of rooks. It was sent out to its first recipient on New Year’s Day 2020, and will continue to return and be posted back out until 2030. An extended exercise in trust and communal creativity, it invites participants to reply with natural artefacts and meditations on Grief and Hope as the things with feathers.

Wild Woman Swimming (2018)


Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of West Country Waters was published two years after the death of its author, the visionary wild swimmer Lynne Roper. Longlisted for the 2019 Wainwright Prize, Lynne’s diaries continue to inspire many thousands of people around the world. Find out more about the extraordinary story behind the book: the result of a single meeting between two women.