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Although William and Dorothy Wordsworth lived a century apart from Bashō and in two very different cultures, it is, perhaps, surprising to find that there are a number of similarities between both their writing and the ideas that lay behind it. The Wordsworths and Bashō were innovators in their time.

Although William and Dorothy Wordsworth lived a century apart from Bashō and in two very different cultures, it is, perhaps, surprising to find that there are a number of similarities between both their writing and the ideas that lay behind it. The Wordsworths and Bashō were innovators in their time.

Walking Poets in Japan

As dusk falls you may be lucky enough to see bats, but you are unlikely to hear them as they emit a 'chirp', and listen to the echoes. From these echoes bats can build a rich 'picture' of the world about them. Bats emit sounds at a higher pitch than we can hear; sounds which can be picked up by a bat detector. These sounds can then be rendered digitally to produce a sonogram – a visual representation of sounds at dusk made by the bats – ultrasonic sounds the naked ear can’t hear.’

 

 

As dusk falls you may be lucky enough to see bats, but you are unlikely to hear them as they emit a 'chirp', and listen to the echoes. From these echoes bats can build a rich 'picture' of the world about them. Bats emit sounds at a higher pitch than we can hear; sounds which can be picked up by a bat detector. These sounds can then be rendered digitally to produce a sonogram – a visual representation of sounds at dusk made by the bats – ultrasonic sounds the naked ear can’t hear.’

 

 

Bats at Cheeseburn

Borderlands brought together artists whose practice engages with issues of boundaries and border zones. At a time when, internationally, the subject of borders and border crossings is of pressing concern, this exhibition took a unique perspective.

Borderlands brought together artists whose practice engages with issues of boundaries and border zones. At a time when, internationally, the subject of borders and border crossings is of pressing concern, this exhibition took a unique perspective.

Borderlands

From the mouth of the River Mersey to the Ribble estuary stretches England’s largest undeveloped dune system - the Sefton Coast.  

 

The Sefton Coast is a transitional point between the known and unknown, a place in between danger and safety, between every day settlement and wilderness, in which its natural cycles work as both an obscuring and revealing force. It is landscape alive with special wildlife and its coastal waters are 'home' to famous shipwrecks. 

 

From the mouth of the River Mersey to the Ribble estuary stretches England’s largest undeveloped dune system - the Sefton Coast.  

 

The Sefton Coast is a transitional point between the known and unknown, a place in between danger and safety, between every day settlement and wilderness, in which its natural cycles work as both an obscuring and revealing force. It is landscape alive with special wildlife and its coastal waters are 'home' to famous shipwrecks. 

 

Ghosts of the Restless Shore

In many a walk

At evening or by moonlight, or reclined

At midday upon beds of forest moss,

Have we to Nature and her impulses

Of our whole being made free gift, and when

Our trance had left us, oft have we, by aid

Of the impressions which it left behind

Looked inward on ourselves, and learned, perhaps,

Something of what we are. (PW  V 143)

 

In many a walk

At evening or by moonlight, or reclined

At midday upon beds of forest moss,

Have we to Nature and her impulses

Of our whole being made free gift, and when

Our trance had left us, oft have we, by aid

Of the impressions which it left behind

Looked inward on ourselves, and learned, perhaps,

Something of what we are. (PW  V 143)

 

Walking Poets Exhibition

This walk followed the Sefton Coastal Path (a recognised 'National Path' - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-london/plain/A5839121) from start to finish over 4 days (2 weekends - 12/13 & 20/21) in July 2014 . The Footpath is approximately 22.5 miles long.

This walk followed the Sefton Coastal Path (a recognised 'National Path' - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-london/plain/A5839121) from start to finish over 4 days (2 weekends - 12/13 & 20/21) in July 2014 . The Footpath is approximately 22.5 miles long.

Walking Through the Sands of Time

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