Nan Shepherd – Women in the Mountains
Date: Friday 15 June, 2018
Event leader: Moray Way Association
Price: £8Meet time: 19:00
Estimated finish time: 21:00
Please note: U16 Free
Booking deadline: 0:00 Thursday 14 June, 2018
40 places available
Simone Kenyon, dancer and choreographer hosts an evening focused on Nan Shepherd, Scottish hill walker, writer and poet and featured on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s £5 note.
Simone current artistic research is inspired by Shepherds idea of ‘Walking out of the body and into the Mountain’. She will be joined by academics and historians to discuss Shepherd’s close relationship with the hills and nature, as well as exploring women’s views, thoughts and relationship of the Scottish landscape.
Simone’s ambitious new work, Into the Mountain, is set within the Cairngorm Mountains and inspired by the lyrical and embodied prose of Nan Shepherd’s 1974 book, The Living Mountain. The site-sensitive performance explores and celebrates women’s relationships with high and wild places. Over the past four years, Simone Kenyon has worked with women who live and walk in the Cairngorms.
The evening will look at Nan Shepherd’s influence on today’s walkers, artists, writers and the North East of Scotland’s Culture.
Where to Meet
Meet at the Falconer Museum, Tolbooth St, Forres IV36 1PH. Head to Forres High Street / B9001 and turn into Tolbooth St/B9010 and the museum is on your left. Free parking can be found at the back of the building at Leys Road Car Park.
About the Provider
The Moray Way Association was founded in 2011 with the aim of creating Moray’s long distance walking route, The Moray Way, a 100-mile circular walking trail. Since 2012 the organisation has also organised the Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival with the purpose of encouraging walking and other outdoor pursuits in Moray.
The Moray Way Association is now a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), Scottish Charity number SC047381.
Money raised from this event will support the development of the Moray Way and the Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival as well as a donation to the Falconer Museum
Simone is an Edinburgh based artist, choreographer, dancer and academic. She creates works that encompass dance and somatic practices, environment, ecology, walking arts, participatory events and workshops for both urban and rural contexts.
Her solo practice explores walking as a choreographic practice, sensory experiences and our perception of environments.
She has a wide breadth of knowledge and skills informing how she creates work for and with specific places and people.
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