Nature Inspiring Art
1 December, 2020 , 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm GMT
In Conversation with Darragh McCullough
Join RTÉ broadcaster and author Darragh McCullough in conversation with filmmaker John Boorman from the tranquil surrounds of his rural estate in Wicklow. Here they will discuss the influence of nature on John’s work, delving into his new book John Boorman’s Nature Diary: One Eye, One Finger (Lilliput Press), which was written during the COVID-19 lockdown.
John Boorman’s Nature Diary: One Eye, One Finger is a nature diary and poetry collection inspired by John Boorman’s reflections on the natural beauty of his Wicklow estate as he cocoons with his family during the pandemic.
John Boorman, CBE, is an English filmmaker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Excalibur, Hope and Glory, The General and The Tailor of Panama. He has directed 22 films and received five Academy Award nominations, twice for Best Director (for Deliverance, and Hope and Glory). In 2004, Boorman received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Boorman is also the author of six books including Conclusions (Faber & Faber, 2020), Adventure of a Suburban Boy (Faber & Faber, 2003), and Crime of Passion (Liberties Press, 2016). He has lived in County Wicklow for nearly fifty years.
Darragh McCullough is a journalist, broadcaster and farmer specialising in agricultural and rural affairs. He is the longest-serving presenter on RTÉ television’s Ear to the Ground programme. He lives on his family farm in Co. Meath.