Nature Writing

This is our day of reconfiguration, where the mist has wiped the sea from the very face of the earth and the sun is swaddled far from the reach of human eye...'

In ‘Dip’, Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming. He leads us to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and hidden pools, into wild waters and untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us in unexpected ways.

It is also a personal journey: swimming through all four seasons, Andrew Fusek Peters surfaces at last from deep depression. Lyrical, honest and incisive, ‘Dip’ is about the many ways in which immersing ourselves in the elements can restore us to ourselves.

In addition to talking about ‘Dip’, Andrew will talk about his related work as a wild-life photographer and show some of his stunning images, particularly of birdlife encountered while swimming.

Don’t miss this powerful evening with beautiful photographs and some lovely poetry.

About the authors/artists

Andrew Fusek Peters has written award-winning books for all ages (many with his wife, Polly), including poetry collections, fiction and radio plays.

Today, he lives and works in Shropshire, where he is passionate about the countryside and addicted to the pleasures of wild swimming.

Tour Information

22nd April 2015 8:00pm
Square Chapel
23rd April 2015 8:00pm
Junction Goole
24th April 2015 7:30pm
The Ropewalk