april, 2024

Launch of Sunken Lands with Gareth E. Rees & local DJs.

Twelve Hundred PostcardsCompleted04apr5:30 pm8:30 pmLaunch of Sunken Lands with Gareth E. Rees & local DJs.

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Twelve Hundred Postcards

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(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

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An evening of watery, stormy, Atlantean music from Hastings’ top local DJs in celebration of Gareth E. Rees’s new book, Sunken Lands: A Journey Through Flooded Kingdoms & Lost Worlds. Get exclusive signed copies and a free soundtrack CD by the author.

From Stone Age lands that slipped beneath the English Channel to the rapid inundation of New Orleans, Gareth E. Rees explores stories of flooded places from the past – and those disappearing before our eyes.

The places lost to the eternally shifting boundaries between water and land continue to have a powerful emotional resonance today. Their uncertain features emerge to haunt us, briefly, when the moon draws back the tide to reveal a spire or a tree stump. And, imbued with myths and warnings from the past, these underwater worlds can also teach us important lessons about the unavoidability of change, the ebb and flow of Earth’s natural cycles, and the folly of trying to control them.

Thursday, 4th April. 6.30pm at Twelve Hundred Postcards, 80 Queens Road, Hastings. Free entry

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