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The second People Need Nature/Young Poets Network poetry challenge, on “Namedropping”. Winners announced.

The Poetry Society’s platform for young poetry-lovers, Young Poets Network, and charity People Need Nature have teamed up for the second year running to challenge young writers to explore their relationship with nature. The free-to-enter challenge received over 100 impressive entries from poets aged 8 to 25 from countries as far afield as Canada, New […]

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Lodge Hill: reimagining lost landscapes – Matthew Shaw

On the 16th & 17th June 2016 I joined a group organised by the charity ‘People Need Nature‘ to visit Lodge Hill, Kent. Our group was made up of Naturalists, Scientists, ecologists,  writers, poets, visual artists, musicians, and often a mixture of the above. These are all fairly meaningless titles through as what we really […]

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Reimagining Lost Landscapes. Pale Blue Dot’s Jane King on the Nature of Art-Science Collaboration

This piece first appeared on Pale Blue Dot’s website.   The Nature of Art-Science Collaboration Artists and scientists may be predisposed to different ways of thinking but they often operate in similar ways: they research their subjects, experiment, problem solve and practice their chosen disciplines exhaustively in the pursuit of some kind of perfection. Any […]

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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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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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