Thank you for joining us for FlipSide Festival 2019
This year's festival was a feast of conversations, performances, practical proposals, screenings, music and more, amongst the stunning setting of Henham Park Barns on the Suffolk coast.
Whether it is pioneering literary advocate Robert Macfarlane and Radiohead's artist in residence Stanley Donwood incarnating Ness, their poetic parable of land itself resisting, Joanna Pocock searching for meaning in the wilds of Montana or Suffolk's own maestro musician Laura Cannell singing the east lands with Polly Wright, there was an international imagining allied to local grounding in the line up.
Curated by FlipSide and Gareth Evans, this year's assembly engaged, alerted, provoked and inspired in equal measure. Composer Jocelyn Pook and ecological artist Dan Harvey revealed how and why Culture Declares Emergency. We'll also recalled and prepared for the great floods with Ed Platt and Ken Worpole, while thinking about the human relations that sustain us in times of conflict: East Anglia's 'poet laureate' George Szirtes and film maker Anthony Wilks introduced their film 'Magda's Boy' and considered how a mother makes the man. Julia Blackburn and Jayne Ivimey read and discussed their collaboration in print and paint, Bird on Bird. Tom Bailey's thought provoking performance Vigil reminded us how they and so many other species are not free of threat.
Particular thanks to our sponsors Suffolk Wild Life Trust and to Michael Boleyn and Hektor Rous for all their help!