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Sense of Place

Andrew Marr discusses sense of place with singer Ian Bostridge, artist Victoria Crowe, writer Philip Marsden and lecturer Joanne Parker.

Andrew Marr discusses why we react so strongly to some places, look for meaning in them and build up stories about them over time. Joining him in the studio are author and travel writer Philip Marsden who has been exploring Cornwall with Sense of Place in mind; Scottish artist Victoria Crowe who's been returning to paint the Pentland Hills for thirty years; singer Ian Bostridge who's performing and analysing Schubert's Winterreise; and lecturer Joanne Parker on the maps we make in our minds, as we draw together places that have the most meaning to us.

Producer: Simon Tillotson.

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Mon 29 Dec 2014 21:30

Joanne Parker

Joanne Parker is a Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature in the Department of English at the University of Exeter.

Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain is published by Jonathan Cape.

Joanne Parker

Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden is an author and travel writer.

Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place is published by Granta.

Philip Marsden

Victoria Crowe

Victoria Crowe is an artist.

Fleece to Fibre: The Making of the Large Tree Group Tapestry is on at the Fleming Collection in London until the end of April.

Victoria Crowe

Ian Bostridge

Ian Bostridge is a singer.

Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession is published by Faber & Faber.

Ian will be singing Winterreise at the Barbican in London on 12 January.

Ian Bostridge


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Philip Marsden
Interviewed Guest Victoria Crowe
Interviewed Guest Ian Bostridge
Interviewed Guest Joanne Parker
Producer Simon Tillotson