Explore upcoming events, blog posts, and recordings from Arts of Place
Read more about our new project and seminar series for 2023-24
Pioneers of Local Thinking Seminar: Monday 20 May 2024, with guest speaker Jeff Cowton MBE
Pioneers of Local Thinking Seminar: Monday 22 January 2024 with Dr James Bainbridge
Pioneers of Local Thinking Seminar: 27 November 2023 with Prof. Peter Davidson
Watch the recording and read highlights here
Monday Conversation in Birmingham: 6 March 5-6pm. With Paddy Bullard
Blog Post: Hannah Christopher reflects on the WomenTalkPlace Symposium
Wine and dining with Heber Rodrigues and Will Bowers: watch the recordings here
Welcoming in the 2022-23 academic year
A summer evening of tree-themed readings and discussion in the Barber Gallery
Our May 2022 Monday Conversation on the place of the churchyard with Ruth Abbott and James Metcalf
Weinrebe Lecture 2022: Daisy Hay on Joseph Priestley, Joseph Johnson, and ruins and riots
April 2022’s Monday Conversation, with Bethan Roberts and Francesca MacKenney
February’s online Monday Conversation: Christopher Donaldson and Pippa Marland consider representations of place value
Alexandra Harris in conversation with our Artist-in-Residence Julie Brook
November 2021’s online Monday Conversation: Lauren Working and Lucy Powell discuss art, literature, and colonialism with art historian Stephanie Pratt
We welcome land artist Julie Brook for a summer residency at Arts of Place
On 23 June we held a drawing workshop with Julie Brook. Here’s a taste of some of the results.
A two-day seminar on William Cowper’s poetry, organized by Arts of Place members.
Weinrebe Lecture: Richard Mabey on Gilbert White of Selborne
Conversation: Andrew Hodgson and Ralph Pite consider the radical strangeness of Thomas’s writing
Essay: Michael Malay reflects on the hidden ecosystems that thrive on the sites of disused collieries.
Gallery: Photographer Martin Stott has been capturing images from lockdown life.
Re-reading: Hermione Lee returns to J.L. Carr’s classic novel
Conversation: Lauren Working and Lucy Powell bring questions of taste, trade and globalism to bear on scenes of feasting and beauty.
Conversation: Tim Dee, Michael Malay, and Liam Olds ask what beauty means in the context of ecological renewal.
Essay: In the year of Wordsworth’s 250th birthday, Jessica Fay explores the contemplative stories he tells about ruins.
Workshop 31 July: Explore migration and cultural memory through objects that cross borders.
Podcast: Alexandra Harris talks to Kate McLoughlin about William Cowper’s great poem of quiet home life, The Task.