How does loneliness smell, sound, and feel?
Talking Stones uses poetry to make loneliness sensory and therefore palpable. Five writers went in search of personal stories and processed them into poetic texts that can be heard in the busy center of Leeuwarden, because loneliness is part of being human, being human.
From May/June 2022, you can walk a route between a meeting bench and eight talking stones using your mobile phone (qr code). In this poetry project, you will discover the places in the city where loneliness chafes the most, available in different languages .
Talking Stones falls under one of the nine projects of Over de Drempel (Over the Threshold). Over de Drempel is a programme in which culture makers and social initiatives collaborateon the theme of loneliness. Over de Drempel is part of Arcadia 2022, the hundred-day cultural programme in Leeuwarden and Fryslân. Arcadia is the sequel to Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018, European Capital of Culture. The Municipality of Leeuwarden's approach to loneliness of the Municipality of Leeuwarden has also crossed the threshold.