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Alinah Azadeh: Seven Sisters writer-in-residence

Alinah Azadeh: Seven Sisters writer-in-residence

A woman stands on a beach with the white cliffs of Seven Sisters behind her.

Alinah Azadeh is a writer, artist, cultural activist and inaugural Writer-in-Residence at Seven Sisters Country Park and the Sussex Heritage Coast until October 2023.

She is also creative lead on We See You Now (2019-22) a landscape and literature project & programme dedicated to evoking trans-global perspectives on the heritage and connections of this iconic coastal area, through new stories and poetry by Alinah and a cohort of writers, poets and performers of colour.

Alinah’s Work

  • The Colour of Chalk: Alinah’s Podcast series featuring walk and talk ‘in conversation’ pieces with writers, activists and ecologists.
  • Watch If You Can Imagine, a film poem written and performed by commissioned for the Seaford Head Archeology project
  • The Hidden Valley: Performed as part of BBC 3 The Essay ‘Into the Wild’ season, reflecting a walk from the edge of the South Downs to the sea.
  • Alinah’s artist website: www.alinahazadeh.com and her soundcloud
  • Alinah is also a Changing Chalk Associate Artist or Writing Our Legacy /The National Trust.



"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."