Big Lit Festival: Jenna Watt
In 2019 multi-award-winning theatre maker Jenna Watt took part in the stalking of a hind on the vast Highland estate of Corrour: part of an immersive attempt to understand what it means emotionally and physically to participate in Scotland’s deer cull, and the ideas that lie behind ‘rewilding’, as well as muirburn, grouse shooting and species persecution. This challenging exploration leads her into the complex and often conflict-ridden world of the rewilding movement and to better understand the meaning of ‘wildness’, the shifting baselines of ‘rewilding’, and, in a world beset by climate change and species extinction, how to cope, both as an individual and as a society, with the concept of ecological grief.
Jenna will be joined by Patrick Laurie.
Friday 22nd July
5.30 – 6.30
Gatehouse School Hall