A Watery June

This year we’re celebrating water and the state of being fluid. We’ll be at it all year in one way or another, but June is where it all comes together. Why not come and spend the entire month with us?

First, we host the UK’s first Global Nomadic Art Project, working with partners CCANW, our friends at YATOO in S. Korea, and a part of our ongoing research project at Science Walden. Participants (artists of any artform, other creative thinkers and doers) are chosen through a competitive open call process, which is available until January 29. Don’t forget to apply. The Ephemeral River (dancing, speaking, singing, laughing) runs at Dartington from June 9-19.



Immediately following that we host Liquidscapes, a dynamic international gathering of artists and scholars from across the globe. The preliminary programme is already announced and Early Bird booking will get you a discount on registration until the end of February (or until they sell out, which is quite likely, so get your skates on…). Liquidscapes runs from June 20-22 at Dartington.

With almost no time to catch your breath, from June 23-27 is a fantastic residential short course: Swimming – labour of imagination led by artist-swimmers Kari Furre and Nancy Sinclair. There’s been loads of interest already in this five-day intensive, and places are disappearing. There is an absolute limit of fifteen participants, so take a look and book soon.

Our aquatic selves seem just below the surface in this wettest of planets; for some, that surface breaks through frequently and it’s hard to stay from the water, whatever the time of year.

Do come and get wet with us.