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Why not listen to Katrina Porteous on 24-Feb (link attached) who specialises in our Northumberland maritime and fishing heritage. The title ‘The Sea’s the Boss’ conjures images of our coast and its traditions. Check it out;

Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems (CELCE)
University of Leeds
Katrina Porteous: ‘The Sea’s the Boss’
24th February 2021, 4pm GMT
The language spoken by the Northumbrian ‘coble’ fishing community in the late 20th century contained clues to that community’s historical development and to its understanding of place and nature. In this talk, touching on the language of fishing practices and species caught, place names, navigation and visualisation of the seabed, taboo words and beliefs, Katrina Porteous will argue that elements of this way of life remained little changed since medieval times, and that recent developments in fishing technology, reflected in its language, have profoundly altered the relation between people and place. With illustrations from her poems, she will show that an intrinsic understanding of ‘sustainability’ lay at the heart of the coble fishing way of life, and explore the human cost at which this was achieved.
Poet and historian Katrina Porteous lives on the Northumberland coast and writes from a deep commitment to the ecology of place and local community. Her collections from Bloodaxe Books include The Lost Music (1996) and Two Countries (2014), and poems written for a planetarium, Edge (2019). www.katrinaporteous.co.uk
Time: Feb 24, 2021 04:00 PM London
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