Does Britain have ancient 'Songlines'?

Image credit: Daniel Wildey Photography

  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA*

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Britain’s creation myths may have fallen out of modern consciousness but there are possible clues in our stories, traditions, and landscapes. In this talk with Dartmoor’s Daughter, Emma Cunis, explores the traditions of indigenous cultures reaching back thousands of years.

Take an archaeological and phenomenological journey using the extraordinary Dartmoor landscape as inspiration. Join Emma to consider the prehistoric stone circles, rows, astronomical alignments, and encultured tors; beautiful ancient tracks; local legends, songs and stories; serpent lines; as well as some of the traditions kept alive today such as Beating the Bounds.

What might we learn from other peoples and cultures to help us remember or relearn the mysteries of our monuments and people?

Dartmoor’s Daughter Emma Cunis is an inspiring Walking Guide, Nature-Connection Facilitator, Health & Life Coach, and Author. She creates walks and nature-connection experiences that invite a deeper (re)connection with our bodies, communities, and the land so that we can be happier, healthier, and inspired to care for our natural world.

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth*
Date: Tuesday 26 October 2021
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Tickets: standard £6 / concessions £4

Free for University of Plymouth students as part of SPiA (Student Participation in Arts) - Find out more.

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*In the event of a change in social distancing guidelines, or any other unforeseen circumstances, this event may be delivered online.  

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Associated exhibition

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

21 October 2021 – 27 February 2022

The award-winning Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition has been entirely conceived and curated by a team of First Australians, led by Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator at the National Museum of Australia and custodial elders from the Central and Western Deserts of Australia.

The exhibition features over 300 paintings and objects by more than 100 artists shown across two venues, The Levinsky Gallery and The Box. Songlines takes visitors on an epic journey that traverses three states, three deserts and some 500,000 square kilometres, travelling from west to east: to places in the deserts of the Martu, the Ngaanyatjarra and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) peoples. Using the power of contemporary art, performance, song, photography and multimedia, the exhibition shares ancient stories from the world’s oldest continuing culture.

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Seven Sisters Songline 1994 by Josephine Mick, Ninuku Arts © the artist/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia

Seven Sisters Songline 1994 by Josephine Mick, Ninuku Arts © the artist/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia

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