Salena Godden

Salena Godden in conversation with Claire Callender

Salena Godden joined us at Sea Change 2019 as part of the amazing Rough Trade Books session that also included Martha Sprackland, Ana da Silva and Charlotte Newman. We were thrilled to capture Salena in conversation later that afternoon with our dear friend and neighbour Claire Callender, covering life, pessimism and inevitably death.

Recorded at High Cross House in Dartington during the 2019 Sea Change Festival.

Filmed exclusively in partnership with Lush.

 
 

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Filmed by Paul Newton and Milo Alexander Travers
Edited by Jordan MacRae
Produced by Rupert Morrison, Holly Morrison and Matthew Shaw

There is always more...

We're delighted to announce another set of attractions gracing the many spaces under our steward at Sea Change 2019.

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Liberté, égalité, publicité

Hot on the heels of their ‘ART PROVOCATION’ at the request of Banksy for an event at Dismaland, post-punk iconoclasts The Pop Group present a new collaboration with sound art fetishist Matthew Shaw. At Sea Change they will requisition the iconic Brutalist architecture of Dartington’s High Cross House for ‘BLOOD MONEY’, an incendiary site specific ‘LIVE INSTALLATION’.

The Pop Group’s highly acclaimed debut LP, Y, was ranked by Pitchfork as 35th best album of the 1970s and named one of the 100 Most Important Records Ever Made by The Wire.


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The installation is part of our take over at High Cross House, where we're delighted to announce will also see sessions throughout the weekend from Alexander Tucker of Grumbling Fur, author John Higgs in conversation with Rupert Callender, the UK Poster Association exhibiting exclusive new screen prints, John Robb, February Montaine, Night Works, Bobby Barry and Nick Luscombe in conversation with John Doran and Luke Turner of The Quietus about the perils of supporting art on the fringes.


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Rough Trade Books return to Totnes with a full program of amazing sessions at the beautiful Barrel House Ballroom. Four of their fine pamphleteers - Charlotte Newman, Martha Sprackland, Ana da Silva and Salena Godden - discuss poetry, prose and all that lies between. Emma Warren will be in conversation with Belinda Zhawi (and guests) about Steam Down, authors David Keenan and Luke Turner both also make welcome returns to talk about their latest works, Late of the Pier, Robert Barry and Hannah Peel will be discussing 'Future technologies' and Craig Oldham will be talking about and screening John Carpenter’s They Live (at the Totnes Cinema).

 
 

Also announced at the Totnes Cinema will be Spaced Out, an immersive meditation on the music and vision of Delia Derbyshire. A specially commissioned new sound and vision piece by Jon Tye and Benge, accompanied by synthesised projections by Janine Rook and Bruno Vincent. The session is also a rare chance to see the amazing 'Circle of Light: The Photography of Pamela Bone' documentary, directed by Anthony Roland with soundtrack by Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield.

Also on screen, director Michael Cumming will be introducing his film Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes. Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, the film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye.

Viv Albertine, Salena Godden, Emma Warren and more speakers added

We can think of no better way to celebrate International Women's Day #IWD2019 than by announcing a set of brilliant and inspiring women who will be joining us in conversation at Sea Change.

Under the watchful eye of Rough Trade Books (which is driven by one of our most favourite women in Nina Hervé), we will be welcoming conversations with; Viv Albertine, Salena Godden, Emma Warren, Belinda Zhawi, Martha Sprackland, Ana da Silva and Charlotte Newman.

Opportunity to celebrate again our amazing women music makers already announced who form such a big part of our lineup: Gazelle Twin, Du Blonde, Anne Müller, Rozi Plain, Hannah Peel, Virginia Astley, Pip Blom and Sandra Kerr.