Today Prof. Iain Stewart is joined by members of the Geopark’s creative community to explore how their work has been influenced and inspired by the landscapes, history, heritage and communities of the Geopark.
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‘The English Riviera Geopark has become such a big part of my life, my home and my inspiration. Sharing the beauty, the history and the significance of the site is important to me and I'm happy to be a part of this series.’
‘A valuable opportunity to reflect on experiences that connect us back to the natural environment and remind us of our place in the world. For artists, for everyone, the Geopark is an ongoing source of inspiration. With so much uncertainty for our communities and climate, I feel gratitude for the awe-inspiring landscapes around me and the space for reflection they provide.’
Nathalie Palin, Artist and Producer working with the English Riviera Global Geopark, and Creative Director of Eyeview Cultural Programme (Torbay’s Great Place Scheme)
‘Really important to be part of such a discussion about how the Geopark has sustained us through these strange times. When so much seems so fragile and temporary, it’s great to feel really connected and reminded of a different time-line, and to share the myriad responses that we feel towards the history and geology beneath our feet and in the winds and tides.’’
Hugh Nankivell, Composer, songwriter and music leader who was Musical Director and Conductor for Earth Echoes, the opening ceremony for the 7th International Conference on Global Geoparks held in Torquay in 2016
‘For a writer, Torbay itself is a transporting and inspirational location. I'm surrounded by natural beauty and encouraged to wonder at the very history of the earth. The Bay truly provides.’
Adam Neville, Author whose stories have been inspired by the local landscape and features
‘Being part of a project that brings together the creative people who work in the Geopark re affirms my love of this coastal region and the talents it inspires’
Becky Nuthall, Geopark Ambassador Artist, published poet and board member of TorbayCulture