Talk: Roost: Birds, Place and Art

The habit of gathering at dusk by birds – especially crows, starlings, thrushes, and gulls – shapes their lives, but the birds themselves can also radically alter the physical landscape itself. For centuries naturalists and artists have responded to this remarkable avian behaviour. In turn both the birds and their human observers help inform the way all of us see place and nature.

In a mixture of words, photographs and moving images, British author and naturalist, Mark Cocker, explores these issues in a presentation uniquely written for The Arts Institute, as part of our exploring landscapes series.

In 2018 Mark released a new book Our Place on the fate of British nature since the beginning of the 20th century, and completed 30 years as a Guardian country diarist. His other books include works of biography, history, literary criticism and memoir.

Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA

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