We regularly commission new writing through our programmes and events, such as the Durham Book Festival. Read, watch or listen to diverse and original pieces here.
Writing the Missing – The Water Trilogy
In mesmeric lyrical dialogue with her brain, the river and the sea, award winning disabled activist, writer and performer Lisette Auton weaves together character and setting to provoke debate and action in The Water Trilogy.
SoulFood: A Film from REfUSE Café
REfUSE is a pay-as-you-feel community café that works to reduce food waste. Working with filmmaker Nick Whitworth and producer Emily Wiseman, the café community have co-created a film showcasing the ground-breaking environmental work and culture of the café.
The New Great Britons
In 2002, the BBC ran a campaign to find the Greatest Briton. 20 years on, this partnership project with Durham University’s Dr Natalie Mears is a series of short films with leading university researchers, each advocating for ‘great Britons’ they feel have been overlooked by history.
In my element: A year of listening to the climate
10 November 2022 by
Kiersten Murray-Borbjerg, a disabled artist and aspiring writer based in North Shields, reflects upon her experience attending Linda France’s monthly Listening to the Climate podcast discussion group.
Startling | a poetry film
21 October 2022 by
To celebrate the publication of Linda France's tenth poetry collection - influenced by her three years of writing the climate - artist Kate Sweeney has created a new film responding to Linda's words.
Yours Sincerely: The Climate Letters
An online showcase of Linda France's Yours Sincerely installation, including some of the letters, artwork and commissioned pieces that were part of the project.
Dawn Chorus: a collective sound poem
In spring 2021 poet Linda France and sound artist Christo Wallers launched an open call for lines to Dawn Chorus, a collective sound poem for the beginning of the world.
Murmuration: a collective film poem
A collective poem in a time of climate crisis and coronavirus, by Linda France and Kate Sweeney.
Hallsong | by John Challis and Christo Wallers
An original film with poetry, commissioned as part of John Challis’ residency at Seaton Delaval Hall.
Ideas for Positive Change
Ideas for Positive Change is a new series of short talks, presented by Durham University academics. Inspired by the success...
Sleep Stories is a three-part podcast series, mixing science with story, which is inspired by the contemporary sleep crisis.
In Our Element – with Linda France
A poet’s enquiry into climate change: Linda France talks to activists, engineers, conservationists, academics, poets and musicians around the world to hear their take on the ecological crisis.