Wild Longings by Curious

Wild Longings by Curious

Wild Longings is a luscious, immersive garden tour sown with songs and stories of transformation, connecting the audience with the natural world around them.

The people of Hastings and St Leonards encountered the enchanting tour-guide Helen Paris and her passionate ode to the trans tree Fortingall Yew, got hands-on tips from raconteur gardener Leslie Hill and let chanteuse Claudia Barton beguile them with a fantasia of song inspired by the many botanical delights.

Rooted with a desire to provide succour to each other and the environment this unique walking tour and performance is an emotional and sensuous horticultural journey that celebrates inclusivity, interconnectivity and survival.

“Work as smart as it is seductive.” The Irish Times

Wild Longings was part of the Knotty festival of performance that took place between 6-9 June 2019.


More about the artists

Founded by Helen Paris and Leslie Hill, Curious have been creating extraordinary works for over 20 years. Their projects share an intense curiosity about the world in which we live. They can be global and domestic: sometimes large, sometimes small in scale, with intimacy and a shared sense of encounter at their heart.

Curious create acclaimed, highly individual work that has been experienced by audiences worldwide in all kinds of venues, including theatres, outdoor sites and on film.

Wild Longings was commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival, funded by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and subsidised by an Arts Council England Project Fund. Produced by Artsadmin.


Photos by Alice Denny

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