Ali Smith and Sarah Wood in conversation. Image: Bernard G Mills

Talks, readings and conversations
On the Edge: Ali Smith and Sarah Wood in conversation

2016

Sarah Wood is an artist filmmaker. She works with the found object, particularly the still and moving image, as an act of reclamation and re-interrogation.
Ali Smith (CBE) is a Scottish writer based in Cambridge. She is the author of seven novels, two plays and several collections of short stories. In 2013 she collaborated with her partner Wood on Shire, an illustrated collection of short stories. Her novel How to be Both (2014) was awarded the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel award.

Here we are in Whitstable, on the edge of England, on the edge of Europe. What does being on the edge mean? What are the creative possibilities of the precarious and the liminal? In a dialogue focusing on all the things that edge can mean, and a discussion of their recent projects, the artful Ali Smith and the filmic Sarah Wood conjure the possibilities.

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Tickets £4 (£3 concessions). Please note wheelchair access is limited – contact the venue for details.
The Playhouse is owned and administered by the Lindley Players Ltd.

Talks, readings and conversations