Reflections on Lodge Hill: Watch, by Paul Evans

Today’s blog continues the series of reflections following our expedition to Lodge Hill, part of the “remimagining lost and forgotten landscapes” project. This is the second from broadcaster and writer Paul Evans. Watch   The lane down from the Lodge has a roadblock and is bordered by chain-link fencing and barbed wire. The derelict buildings […]

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A World Away, So Near. Julian Hoffman reflects on Lodge Hill, Kent

A World Away, So Near On May 19th 1924, the BBC made history with its first live broadcast of a wild animal, setting its microphones and sound equipment in the leafy Surrey garden of cellist Beatrice Harrison as she performed a duet with a nightingale. Against all of the expectations of BBC founder Lord Reith […]

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People Need Nature expedition to Lodge Hill, Kent: photographic reflection by Marian Nunzia

Continuing our series of reflections on the People Need Nature “reimagining lost landscapes” expedition to Lodge Hill in Kent, here is a photographic essay from Maria Nunzia @Varvera.   https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=WmWDbBSXAr8&u=/watch%3Fv%3DiFCNoxHXWOE%26feature%3Dem-share_video_user

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Winning Poems of the “Ways to be Wilder” Poetry Competition: Summer Photograph by Amy Wolstenholme

This is the first in a series of pages publishing the winning and highly commended poems in our “ways to be wilder” poetry competition. We’re also publishing our competition Judge, Jen Hadfield’s comments for each poem.   Summer Photograph Amy Wolstenholme (18)   Bluebells bloom from the refuse heap, Plait a crown for broken pots […]

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Re-imagining Lost Landscapes: People Need Nature Expedition to Lodge Hill, by Catherine Shoard

Today we continue our series of posts inspired by the People Need Nature expedition to Lodge Hill, Kent.   This one is from the Guardian’s film critic Catherine Shoard, is cleverly disguised as a review of Independence Day: Resurgence. The CGI monsters of Independence Day will never haunt the imagination   An alien from Independence […]

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Re-imagining Lost Landscapes: PNN Trustee Keith Datchler reflects on Lodge Hill

Continuing our series of posts after our expedition to Lodge Hill in Kent, This piece comes from People Need Nature trustee Keith Datchler. Photo: Matt Shaw After our day at Lodge Hill, I surprised myself at how much I brooded over the day when I got home, to the extent of waking in the night […]

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