Samantha Walton, In Search of the Nature Cure

Event Sponsored by
Carlisle One World Centre

Samantha Walton, In Search of the Nature Cure


Can nature really heal us – and at what cost to the world itself?

Borderlines, in partnership with Carlisle One World Centre, are proud to welcome Samantha Walton, author of Everybody Needs Beauty, which explores the “nature cure” phenomenon from the perspective of culture and science. As trends such as forest bathing and wild swimming grow in popularity, and with the rising frequency of GP’s nature prescriptions for those with mental illness, it’s time to ask whether nature really can heal us — and at what cost to the natural world itself? Walton connects these cures with social and environmental justice, addressing climate change, work, capitalism, global legacies of colonialism, and more. The result is a radical version of self and collective care, asking how the nature cure can and should be made political.

Sam Walton is a reader in modern literature at Bath Spa University, a poet, and has been a writing fellow at the Rachel Carson Centre in Munich.

Special Offer Sunday - 3 for 2 tickets on the events being hosted in the Tithe Barn on Sunday 3rd. Jim Crumley, Lakeland Wild, Hannah Jackson - A Shepherd's Journey and Samantha Walton, In Search of the Nature Cure all for £20.  

Please select the Sunday Tithe Barn Ticket from the drop down selection. 

Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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