Sophie Austin

In England, over the course of a year, urban and rural dwellers, realise a deep secret; they are in love with their wilder neighbours. They document their relationships and make a surprising discovery; their love is reciprocated.

Common England explores the emotional connection between human and wild and in so doing, de-centres the human story and places the more-than-human world at the heart of the narrative.

Created in collaboration with citizen journalists across England, this will be a story that rises above politics and stereotypes to reveal a true story of contemporary England and the love we have in common.

Joyfilled, heart-breaking and rousing, Common England will inspire a vital need to protect this land in all of us.

This will be the first project in the Wild Neighbour series.

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