Friday, 9 March 2012


Last April, I joined poet Jo Bell, storyteller Jo Blake Cave and visual artist Jo Dacombe, for a dawn chorus walk along the River Nene at Wadenhoe in Northamptonshire, following in the footsteps of nature writer BB.

It was a thoroughly inspirational (early) morning, and since then Jo Bell has kept me in touch with how the whole Three Jos In A Boat project has been progressing.

The result of it all is Riverlands – a journey on the Nene, and the national premiere is being staged at All Saints Church, Thorpe Road, Aldwincle, NN14 3EA, on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 7.30pm. The hour-long performance promises atmosphere, mesmerising stories, humour and humanity - I'm looking forward to it already.

The evening will also see the first availability of Alwalton-Wollaston, a visual response to the journey on the Nene by Jo Dacombe and Kate Dyer. A limited edtion will be for sale at the performances.

Tickets are £10, or £8 for senior citizens, students and the unemployed, and include a £2 donation to The Churches Conservation Trust. If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available on the door.

For further information, you can contact Rosalind Stoddart, tel: 01536 370 108, email:; website:

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