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Talk, Thu 14 Mar 2019, £8-£10

Julia Blackburn

Julia Blackburn


8 New Cut,
IP19 8BY


A renowned writer is set to introduce her new book as part of an event to celebrate the east coast of England.
Hosted by Waveney and Blyth Arts, Searching for Doggerland – further thoughts will take place on March 14 at The Cut in Halesworth.
Internationally-acclaimed author Julia Blackburn will be joined by film maker and writer Hugh Brody to explore the area known as Doggerland.
In 2015 Julia attended a symposium on the actual and imagined history of Doggerland organised by Waveney & Blyth Arts where she became fascinated by the huge fertile area that once connected the east coast of England with mainland Europe until it was submerged by rising sea levels.
Four years on Julia, who has been described as ‘one of the most original writers in Britain’, will introduce her new book Time Song – Searching for Doggerland as part of a morning of talks and film about this extraordinary place.
The book is an inspiring mix of the factual and the personal, with each of its pages ‘bringing a surprise, an epiphany, a phrase of such beauty and simple profundity you can only gasp’. It combines fragments from her own life with a series of eighteen ‘songs’ and stories about the places and the people she met in her quest to get closer to an understanding of Doggerland.
She will be joined by the renowned anthropologist, film maker and writer Hugh Brody. He will present a film, Fishing at the Stone Weir, about the Canadian Inuits, whose lives in the early 20th century relate to all hunter gatherers, from the Neanderthals to the Mesolithic people who inhabited Doggerland a mere 7,000 years ago.
The event takes place on Thursday, March 14 from 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Tickets cost £8 for W&BA members and £10 for non-members.
To book please call The Cut Box Office on 0300 3033 211 (open Tuesday- Saturday 11am- 2pm), email or visit
The Cut has wheelchair access. To request a sighted guide, audio description or step-by-step guide for VI patrons contact or call 01986 895227.
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Credit cards accepted (with charge)On-site light refreshments

Disabled accessFacilities for visually impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 14 Mar 2019 10:30 to 12:30


Adult £10
WBA Member £8

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date event
Thu 14 Mar Searching for Doggerland



See location of The Cut on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 387777  Lat: 52.34536 Long: 1.50310

Walking :
The Cut is a two minute walk from the Halesworth train station and bus stops for Norwich, Southwold, Aldeburgh, Bungay and Beccles are located on Norwich Road/Saxon's Way.

By Road :
If coming by car please use the main town car park, which is a 3 minute walk away and is free after 6pm.

There is resident only parking in New Cut and Station Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Halesworth station


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired