from sea to sea - renga along Hadrian's Wall
This was a series of renga workshops by Alec Finlay.
A total of 8 renga were held. Each renga was led by a master poet and was an opportunity for a group of people to collectively contribute to making a renga poem.
Writing on the Wall was featured on Open Country on Radio 4, where Richard Uridge interviewed Alec Finlay and Steve Chettle at the Sandysike renga.
There is a very good written introduction included on the website. The connection happened as a result of Cloud Nine – The Troubadours Tour being featured in The Guardian. Open Country also covered the Vindolanda Tablets, which has extended national media coverage on Hadrian’s Wall for both its contemporary and historical facets.
The rengas took place at the following locations:
The 2004 renga took place at the following locations:
images by Morvern Gregor and Steve Chettle