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Forthcoming research seminars
Botanical: with Linda France
As part of the Durham Book Festival's in conjunction with the IAS celebrate the launch of poet and future IAS Fellow Linda France’s major new project, Botanical, which explores our relationship with the plants that grow in our botanic gardens and how they might safeguard the future of the planet. Linda will read from recent work arising from her passionate interest in flowers and the natural world.
Follow Linda’s progress at poeticabotanica.wordpress.com.
This original commission is supported by a Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study (October 2013) and a Durham Book Festival commission.
Tickets: £6 / £4
To book tickets please follow this link.
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