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Explore Kent: Derek Jarman - Dungeness

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Explore Kent: Derek Jarman - Dungeness


Derek Jarman was a leading avant-guard filmmaker, artist, writer and gardener. In 1986 he moved to Prospect Cottage in Dungeness on the south Kent coast and created a garden. The landscape of Dungeness is like no other in the UK and is one of the largest expanded of shingle in Europe. This move coincided with Jarman’s diagnosis as HIV positive and he was one of the first well known figures to discuss this publicly.

This day trip will be split into two parts: in the morning we will explore excerpts of Jarman’s writing about Dungeness, his artistic practice, the garden, and his sexuality. We will then travel to Dungeness to visit his garden and the surrounding area. This event is free of charge.

10:00-12:00 - Discussion group on campus

12:00-16:00 - Visit Dungeness 




Map University of Kent (Canterbury), Canterbury, United Kingdom
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