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

Exhibition Poet in Residence

I’m so pleased to be Poet in Residence for the #ScaffoldsofNature exhibition this October. It’s in Participate Contemporary Artspace, a community interest company which offers artists studio space alongside a contemporary art exhibition space in central Shrewsbury. I’ll be spending time in Participate doing some writing of my own – but I’ll also be leading a poetry workshop on Friday 11 October which will take its inspiration … Continue reading Exhibition Poet in Residence