POETIC SPURN: REWILDING OUR WRITING – Exhibition Launch and Project Celebration
4-6pm, Wednesday 20th November, Spurn Discovery Centre, Spurn Road, Kilnsea, Hull HU12 0UH. 01964 650144.
POETIC SPURN: REWILDING OUR WRITING is an exhibition of poems inspired by the landscapes and wildlife of Spurn. It is an outcome of the pilot mini-programme of creative writing events that took place over the autumn. The project aimed at unlocking and sharing the power of language to inspire an emotional and enduring connection with the natural world, broadening and encouraging public engagement with Spurn, and encouraging participants and visitors to develop their skills, confidence and enjoyment in writing creatively about nature. Spurn is a unique and special place, which is reflected in these wonderful poems.
Presented by Spurn’s poet-in-residence Aly Stoneman (Nottingham Trent University) and Spurn Heritage Officer Andrew Mason (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust), the early evening celebration event in The Discovery Centre Cafe will feature a preview of printed poems and digital material from the POETIC SPURN: REWILDING OUR WRITING exhibition, and readings from POETIC SPURN participants, including poets Julie Corbett (whose writing has been commissioned by the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival), Clint Wastling, Liz Holt, David Osgerby, Shane Blades, and Easington CofE Primary Academy pupils.
POETIC SPURN: REWILDING OUR WRITING exhibition of work opens Saturday 23rd November in Spurn Lighthouse, and runs until the end of March 2020 (open 11am-3pm Saturday and Sunday). For details, please call Spurn Discovery Centre on 01964 650144.
The project was supported by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, and Nottingham Trent University.
Free parking in the YWT public carpark opposite the centre after 3.45pm that day. Refreshments will be available.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact:
Andy Mason – andrew.mason (at) ywt.org.uk 01964 650144
Aly Stoneman – alyson.stoneman2007 (at) my.ntu.ac.uk