March 14, 2020. Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge
A day of engagements with topography, history and folklore.
In contemporary society, place and landscape often seem to be treated as a passive backdrop, at best a canvas or resource for self-assertion such as tourism or ‘active leisure’. Its role in our personal lives often only becomes apparent retroactively, as human-centred nostalgia or biography.
Yet place is the foundation of culture from prehistory to the present, continually affecting our lives both socially and individually. Our presenters aim to convey place and land as an active presence, and have sought routes through the labyrinths of their own relationship with landscape – today they report back to us through word, image and music.
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Presenters so far confirmed include Jennie Bailey, John Billingsley, Alison Cooper, Kelly Loughlin, Andy Roberts, Mark Valentine and Spaceship (Mark Williamson)
Northern Earth takes a broad-based ‘earth mysteries’ or neo-antiquarian approach, looking at historical and contemporary cultural and geographical environments free from agendas or beliefs.
Our topic area includes megalithic sites, alignments, sacred landscapes, other landscape issues, folklore & tradition, esoteric traditions, strange phenomena and other aspects at the interface of human consciousness and the land from prehistory to the present…
We have been covering these areas for over thirty years, since our inception in an upstairs room in a Leeds pub in 1979! Today, we are the world’s longest established voice in our particular field, offering distinct and unorthodox perspectives without relinquishing the standard requirements for reliable research and discussion.
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