Border Crossings

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01Wheer D'ye Belang?2014022120141207 (R4)

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen and has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores the Northumbrian landscape and its communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

01Wheer D'ye Belang?2014022120141207 (R4)

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen and has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores the Northumbrian landscape and its communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

01Wheer D'ye Belang?20140221

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity, ahead of this year's referendum on Scottish independence. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen aOctober.nd has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores Northumbrian landscape and communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe in October.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

01Wheer d'ye Belang?20140221

01Wheer D'ye Belang?2014022120141207 (R4)

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen and has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores the Northumbrian landscape and its communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

01Wheer D'ye Belang?2014022120141207 (R4)

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen and has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores the Northumbrian landscape and its communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

01Wheer D'ye Belang?20140221

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity, ahead of this year's referendum on Scottish independence. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen aOctober.nd has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores Northumbrian landscape and communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe in October.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

01Wheer d'ye Belang?20140221

02 LAST2014022820141214 (R4)

Set at Neidpath Castle on the banks of the River Tweed, Lily reflects on her English roots and her Scottish home. Gerda Stevenson reads her new story about conflict and liberty, the personal and the political.

Letting Go concludes Border Crossings, a pair of specially commissioned pieces by writers living on either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity.

Gerda Stevenson is an award-winning actor, writer and director. Radio 4 listeners will probably know her best as Steve, Paul's wife in The Paul Temple Mysteries. Her stage play Federer versus Murray was shortlisted for London Fringe Theatre Writing Award, 2010, and was runner-up for the Best Scottish Contribution to Drama on Edinburgh Fringe, 2011. In 2013, her poetry collection If This Were Real was published by Smokestack Books, and she won the YES Arts Festival Poetry Challenge.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

02 LAST20140228

02 LAST2014022820141214 (R4)

Set at Neidpath Castle on the banks of the River Tweed, Lily reflects on her English roots and her Scottish home. Gerda Stevenson reads her new story about conflict and liberty, the personal and the political.

Letting Go concludes Border Crossings, a pair of specially commissioned pieces by writers living on either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity.

Gerda Stevenson is an award-winning actor, writer and director. Radio 4 listeners will probably know her best as Steve, Paul's wife in The Paul Temple Mysteries. Her stage play Federer versus Murray was shortlisted for London Fringe Theatre Writing Award, 2010, and was runner-up for the Best Scottish Contribution to Drama on Edinburgh Fringe, 2011. In 2013, her poetry collection If This Were Real was published by Smokestack Books, and she won the YES Arts Festival Poetry Challenge.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

02 LAST20140228

02 LASTLetting Go20140228

Set at Neidpath Castle on the banks of the River Tweed, Lily reflects on her English roots and her Scottish home. Gerda Stevenson reads her new story about conflict and liberty, the personal and the political.

Letting Go concludes Border Crossings, a pair of specially commissioned pieces by writers living on either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity, ahead of this year's referendum on Scottish independence.

Gerda Stevenson is an award-winning actor, writer and director. Radio 4 listeners will probably know her best as Steve, Paul's wife in The Paul Temple Mysteries. Her stage play Federer versus Murray was shortlisted for London Fringe Theatre Writing Award, 2010, and was runner-up for the Best Scottish Contribution to Drama on Edinburgh Fringe, 2011. In 2013, her poetry collection If This Were Real was published by Smokestack Books, and she won the YES Arts Festival Poetry Challenge.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.

02 LASTLetting Go20140228

Set at Neidpath Castle on the banks of the River Tweed, Lily reflects on her English roots and her Scottish home. Gerda Stevenson reads her new story about conflict and liberty, the personal and the political.

Letting Go concludes Border Crossings, a pair of specially commissioned pieces by writers living on either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity, ahead of this year's referendum on Scottish independence.

Gerda Stevenson is an award-winning actor, writer and director. Radio 4 listeners will probably know her best as Steve, Paul's wife in The Paul Temple Mysteries. Her stage play Federer versus Murray was shortlisted for London Fringe Theatre Writing Award, 2010, and was runner-up for the Best Scottish Contribution to Drama on Edinburgh Fringe, 2011. In 2013, her poetry collection If This Were Real was published by Smokestack Books, and she won the YES Arts Festival Poetry Challenge.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.