'Hear Us O Lord From Heaven Thy Dwelling Place' is a two-year AHRC-funded project that brings together artists, musicians, academics, environmentalists and the public at sea between Liverpool and the Isle of Man to reflect on some short stories of Malcolm Lowry(1909-57) in relation to increased care for our oceans.
Through these podcasts, you will hear comment, new ideas, strange sounds, beach cleaning, poetry, children's voices and moments of calm as we all try to find a new audio language for thinking about the amount of plastic in our seas. Our podcasts are intentionally collaged to open up new spaces for shared thinking - see www.malcolmlowry.com for further information.
Some of the contributors you'll hear include Alan Dunn (Lead Investigator, Leeds Beckett University), Helen Tookey (Co-Investigator, Liverpool John Moores University), Bryan Biggs (Bluecoat), The Art Doctors (Liz Stirling and Alison McIntyre), Roger Cliffe-Thompson (Mariner's Park), Rob Keith (former Shell sea captain), Cian Quayle (University of Chester / Isle of Man), Louise K. Wilson (University of Leeds), Chris Watson, BAD PUNK / Band of Holy Joy (James Stephen Finn & Johny Brown), Ian Murphy (Merseyside Maritime Museum), Jessica Van Horssen (Leeds Beckett University), Sarah Hymas, Paul Ratcliff, Olga Munroe (The Retail Institute), Ben Parry, David Jacques, Hannah Dargavel-Leafe, Matt Green (Leeds Beckett University), Kristina Nenova and Frankie Mazzotta.
Podcast 19 'Emily Pankhurst’s mother was a Manx woman' asks what do we actually think about, talk about and find out? This is an edited composition from recordings originally made by Kristina Nenova and Frankie Mazzotta as our network members took the one-hour Isle of Man Steam Railway from Port Erin to Douglas on Saturday 10th September 2022, discussing windshields, microphones, suffragettes, satire, live music, royal mourning and the fact that the Isle of Man introduced votes for women in 1881, twelve years before New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections (additionally, Emily Pankhurst’s mother was a Manx woman). Sometimes it’s hard to make out what we are saying and thinking but that's been part of our visits to the Isle of Man, gathering first impressions that we aim to form into longer-term projects and relationships.