Open menu Open menu


7th August 2018

WSW Event: Salt marshes in Art and Literature (public talk) – 4pm to 5pm on Friday 10th August

This event will be taking place at the  Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Cley Marshes Visitor Centre on Friday 10th of August from 4pm to 5pm. Please contact the center to book you place on  01263 740008.

 

The popular perception of saltmarsh in the UK has undergone several evolutions since medieval times, often undervalued and never universally appreciated. It is perfectly consistent with a body of land that changes its identity twice daily as the tide floods and ebbs that, according to the popular imagination, it should harbour an equally shifting and untrustworthy community.

 

The industrial revolution changed perceptions of the natural environment to one of leisure and offered redemption to societies living on the edge.

 

In recent decades huge efforts have been made to restore and manage saltmarshes to maximise the benefits they provide.

 

We will describe these reoccurring themes portrayed in popular literature and the changing place that saltmarsh occupies in the popular psyche.

Image Amundsen

 

Cover Image G. Wall

You may also be interested in


WSW Event: Salt marshes in Art and Literature (public talk) – 4pm to 5pm on Friday 10th August

This event will be taking place at the  Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Cley Marshes Visitor Centre on Friday 10th of... More

WSW Event: Love your saltmarsh activity – 1pm to 3pm on Friday 10th August

‘Love your saltmarsh’ is an activity about the benefits we get from nature and making difficult choices about coastal... More

27th July 2018

WSW Event: Marine Litter Day – 10 am to 4 pm on 8th August at Gibraltar Point

Are you concerned about marine litter? What litter do we find in our seas?  Surely the waves break down... More

If you would like to receive our newsletter or have any questions please get in touch

I have read your Privacy Policy