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GeogLive! 6 - Cold Landscapes

**** Thanks to all who attended last night's GeogLive. **** The recording is below ***** Thanks to @Shackletonteach @SharonWitt17 @Attention2place for inspiring us ***** Watch now! Feedback welcome! ***** Thanks to the committee who made it happen ***** — Geography Primary / Early Years Committee @The_GA (@EYPPC_GA) January 20, 2022 The U.K has a seasonal, temperate climate, while globally we have extremes.  How can we teach pupils about cold landscapes from EY-KS2? About this event Join us for this two part session on cold landscapes.  Part 1: Emma Kerr, Headteacher, Teaching about Antarctica and the Shackleton Project Part 2: Sharon Witt, Consultant, Exploring local winter landscapes  Chaired by Julia Tanner @EYPPC_GA committee, @The_GA  This free webinar will support conversations about distant places from the U.K, the teaching of geography at cold latitudes and consideration of the people, locations and environments we might find there. This webinar

Clarkson's Farm - planning issue DME

One of the successes of lockdown for Amazon Prime was the show Clarkson's Farm. It showed the difficulties of making a living in farming. Clarkson took over the running of a farm he owned, but had previously had a tenant farmer running it before his retirement. He had owned the 1000 acres in Oxfordshire since 2008 but never had to farm them before. "How difficult could it be".  The filming coincided with lock down, so the show also featured the issues with that for farmers, and the challenge of setting up a new farm shop and dealing with legislation. The show was quite educational, pointing out the logistics and geography of how a field is ploughed so as to leave room for spraying once the crop starts growing... As with Top Gear, a lot of it is apparently pre-scripted and there were set ups for comic effect - the huge Lamborghini tractor that he buys which doesn't work with other equipment as well as it should, and the local handyman who he can't understand becaus

The Forgiving Path

Take a break and watch The Forgiving Path 📽️. Inspired by #SlowWays , this new film by David Mathias features @BrisStepSista , Bertie Burnell, artist @HazelMountford and poet Penny Stapleton. Comment+Share 🐌💫💚 — Slow Ways (@SlowWaysUK) January 7, 2022  Watch it here:

A final collection from the master

A collection of essays by the master: Barry Lopez is coming on May 2022. This will be an essential read. Description from the publishers. An urgent, deeply moving final work of nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams and Horizon, a literary icon whose writing, fieldwork, and mentorship inspired generations of writers and activists. An ardent steward of the land, fearless traveler, and unrivaled observer of nature and culture, Barry Lopez died after a long illness on Christmas Day 2020, following a summer wildfire that consumed much of what was dear to him in his home place and the community around it--a tragic reminder of the climate change of which he'd long warned. At once a cri de coeur and a memoir of both pain and wonder, this remarkable collection of essays adds indelibly to Lopez's legacy, and includes previously unpublished works, some written in the months before his death. They unspool memories both personal and political, among them t

Radical Landscapes at Tate Liverpool during 2022

I look forward to catching up with this exhibition at Tate Liverpool, which runs from May to September 2022. From the Tate Liverpool website: Radical Landscapes, a major exhibition exploring our connections to the rural landscapes of Britain. Featuring works such as Ruth Ewan’s Back to the Fields 2015, an installation of live plants, and Jeremy Deller’s green neon Cerne Abbas sculpture , this show expands on the traditional, picturesque portrayals of the landscape, presenting art that reflects the diversity of Britain’s landscape and communities. Discover playful and political artworks which reveal untold histories from the last century and investigate themes such as trespass, land use and the climate emergency. Encounter over 150 works including key pieces such as Tacita Dean’s Majesty 2006, Oceans Apart 1989 by Ingrid Pollard and Anwar Jalal Shemza’s Apple Tree 1962. Radical Landscapes presents rural spaces as sites of artistic inspiration and action, and a heartland for ideas of fre