CHANGING LANDSCAPE WORKSHOPS
You can now read ten outstanding poems written during the 'Changing Landscape' project last winter. The series of workshops took place in schools and residential homes in the Suffolk Coasts and Heath and Dedham Vale area and focussed on the county's changing scenery. From coastal erosion to aerial photographs of our patchwork fields, the aim was to get participants to explore what it all means to them and put it all into poems. You can read the poems by clicking here.
SUNSHINE RETURNS TO SUFFOLK
On Thursday 10th July at 10:30am, I'll be giving a talk at The Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth on the subject of my 'Sunshine of Fortune' poems. These were written during my 'Poet of the Valley' residence, when I explored my Suffolk roots and celebrated East Anglian artists and writers. Featuring paintings, stories and poems aiming to throw fresh light on, among others, Becker, Constable, Gainsborough and Munnings.You can read a similar description with booking details by clicking here.
CATHEDRAL VIDEO POEM NOW AVAILABLE
Last autumn I created a video poem for St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk. The project started last spring when visitors to the Cathedral were asked to put down there thoughts, stories and words about the Cathedral on postcards. In September I ran workshops with the 'Welcome Guides' (those folks who show you around the Cathedral) and local school children - in addition to taking pictures and videos and recording the sounds of the place - to gather material to put together the poem. The finished piece was shown on Thursday 26 September at a poetry evening in the Cathedral and is now available on youtube - watch it here!