The Sea View Has Me Again

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021

The Sea View Has Me Again

Patrick Wright's The Sea View Has Me Again (hardback December 2020, paperback June 2021) is the story of Uwe Johnson, one of Germany’s greatest and most-influential post-war writers, and how he came to live and work in Sheerness in the Isle of Sheppey in the 1970s. Shona Illingworth is a filmmaker whose work explores the intersections between the complex individual and societal processes of memory and impact of amnesia. The writer and artist, who have been sharing their investigations since 2017, will record a conversation as they walk on Sheppey. This will be brought together with recorded readings, from Johnson’s descriptions of the ‘moral utopia’ he found on Sheppey, made with local arts organisation Big Fish.


Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021


Isle of Sheppey

ME12 3AT

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