Cinderloo 1821: a project in Telford schools

I’ve been working with artist Andrew Howe and filmmaker Jill Impey on this Heritage Lottery funded project to tell the dramatic story of the Cinderloo Uprising, which took place in Telford almost 200 years ago in February 1821. Some 3,000 men, women and children marched in protest at proposed pay cuts and increasing poverty.  They gathered on the ‘cinder hills’, the slag heaps, of Old … Continue reading Cinderloo 1821: a project in Telford schools

Here Be Elephants #NationalPoetryDay

Wishing you all a very happy #NationalPoetryDay! I’ve been so lucky to be a part of it this year, so please join me in celebrating Shropshire with elephants! Some months ago, I was asked to be BBC Local Poet for Shropshire for National Poetry Day 2019, and on BBC Radio Shropshire we put out a call for #HomeTruths stories about the county. And along came … Continue reading Here Be Elephants #NationalPoetryDay