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Kevin Crossley-Holland
Andrew-rafferty
Andrew Rafferty

Seahenge: A Journey

Kevin Crossley-Holland and Andrew Rafferty

Sunday, 29 March 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Poet and novelist Kevin Crossley-Holland and photographer Andrew Rafferty talk about their collaborative work on Seahenge – a circle of 55 split oak trunks with an upside-down stump at its centre discovered on the foreshore in North Norfolk 20 years ago.

Crossley-Holland’s poem approaches Seahenge along the Icknield Way and Peddar’s Way from his childhood home in the Chilterns. He adopts the persona of a woman who helps to build the circle and lay the body of her father in it. Rafferty’s photographs are set within elemental landscapes, among ruins and along ancient paths.

Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet. His selected poems, The Mountains of Norfolk, won the EDP/Jarrold Prize. He is also author of children’s books including the Arthur Trilogy and Gatty’s Tale, winners of the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Rafferty’s images have been published in more than 50 books, magazines or CDs and have been widely exhibited. He also worked with Crossley-Holland on The Stones Remain, a series of images of ancient monuments set within their elemental theatre.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Steer Oxford Botanic Garden