The Black Nature in Residence Zine

We are very pleased to share with you the end of project Zine.

The Black Nature in Residence Zine is here. As promised at our recent showcase event, the Zine with a selection of creations from the four writers in residence is free to flick through online as well as to download from here now.

We hope you enjoy it.

The After Party

We’ve just complete our first reading/ presentation of our residency as hosted by identity on tyne with Northumberland National Park Authority.

The writers did not disappoint. They were spectacular in their writings, and creations, in their honesty and emotions.

Sure a rare and unique event, which we know the audience appreciated.

As the next steps within the Black Nature in Residence Showcase, please feast your eyes on the virtual Black Nature in Residence Exhibition.

Enjoy.

Recipes


A recipe for happiness

An autumn sun ( morning).

A little mist draped over purple mountains.

Birds singing from orange bracken.

Strong black coffee taken in my traveling home.

A pen moving across the painted page.

My heart in the right place –

– the centre of me.

Blackness in the Landscape

Autumn is my season.

You’ll find me taking up more space in the landscape as I easy into the season.

This time, with the changing colours and temperatures, is my time to shine.

My time to expand.

So it makes sense to be working on pulling together my final creations for my residency with Northumberland National Park.

In all honesty, I feel as if I’m just beginning. Just scratching the surface.

I’m thinking I’m going to stay in residence indefinitely. Just take up the space.

Claim the space as my own. Just like when I venture out into nature and connect with her as kin.

As my birthright.

The Lady

Like a goddess, she sits gracefully on her throne. 

Boasting her curvy green body and delicate terrains. 

She sits still, tall, and whole; 

unfazed by the natural elements or the violation of the land around her. 

Armed with graceful presence and self-trust, 

Knowing she can weather all storms. 

Just listen, watch and be still, when with the Lady; 

lean into her wisdom, 

to awaken the goddess within you; 

mother nature has it all. 

image@ Northumberlandia information board.