Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The Suburban Sea

Works inspired by The Sea Inside, Southampton College of Art

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Sunday, 1 September 2013

This week's events

'The Sea Inside' at Nottingham Contemporary, Wed 4 Sept at 6.30 pm
Philip talking at the Thames Festival, HMS President, Sat 7 Sept at 3 pm

Monday, 5 August 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Monday, 22 July 2013

With apologies for tomorrow's postponed appearance at Aquatopia

Monday, 15 July 2013


Philip Hoare – The Sea Inside – Summer/Autumn events

Thurs 18 July @ 6 pm – American Museum, Bath
Tuesday 23 July @ 6.30 pm – Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Friday 9 August @ noon – Wilderness Festival, Cambridgeshire

Saturday 10 August @ 1.00 pm – Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh Festival

Friday 30 August @ 10.30 am – Woodland Library, End of the Road Festival, Dorset

Wednesday 11 September @ 6.30 pm – Ocean Festival, Plymouth

Wednesday 18 September @ 6 pm – The Wool House, Southampton

Saturday 21 September – Blenheim Palace Literary Festival, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Saturday 5 October @ 4 pm – Cheltenham Literary Festival


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Sunday, 9 June 2013

The Sea Inside – Reviews

‘This book is as bracing as a great blustery lungful of ozone-filled air … Hoare has wonderful, almost child-like relish for colourful stories and incredible facts … His passionate engagement will infect you.  As you close this book, you will probably feel as ecstatic as the author does after one of his cold morning dips.’ 

Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times

‘As befits its subject, ‘The Sea Inside’ has a broader, more protean remit [than Leviathan], but Hoare's accounts of ravens or ecstatic monks always somehow find their way back to cetaceans.  His is a profound and lyrical love affair.’

Bella Bathurst, The Observer

‘A collage of memoir, cultural history and travelogue in which the author makes pilgrimage to ever more distant seas to swim with whales and dolphins.  These encounters yield some of the most vivid writing in the book, charged with the same awe and joy that characterised Hoare's retelling in the last chapter of Leviathan of a close encounter with a sperm whale near the Azores … glorious stuff.’

Caspar Henderson, The Guardian, ‘Book of the Week’

‘This enthralling book exhibits Hoare’s talent both for writing about nature and for bringing to life the human dramas played out over centuries on or beside the sea.’

Ian Critchey, Sunday Times

‘Hoare’s enthusiasms are boundless, tempered only by a pleasing morbidity … Each page is home to a new nugget of interest … The Sea Inside is packed full of strange delights … ’

Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Saturday, 4 May 2013

The Sea Inside - Events

5 x 15, The Tabernacle, London W11 - 17 June 2013

Launch Party, The First Tuesday Society, London E8 - 19 June 2013