The Wordsworth Trust

When: 29.07.2019 to 03.08.2019

Where: Grasmere

To the Lake District and the land of Wordsworth for Places of Poetry’s next residency (29th July – 3rd August). Places of Poetry meets Reimagining Wordsworth, a project led by the Wordsworth Trust which aims to re-examine the poet’s life and legacy from a modern perspective, creating new ways to enjoy his poetry. They are running a whole week of free poetry activity from Monday 29th July.

Free events at the Wordsworth Trust

How did Wordsworth write ‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’? Find out about the creation of this famous poem, with original manuscripts from our collection. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11.00-am11.45am

Walking with William and Dorothy

Explore some of the places around Dove Cottage that inspired the Wordsworths’ writing.

Monday-Sunday, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Get Creative in the Garden

Try out fun activities and use the natural world to inspire your creativity at this all-ages drop-in session.

Tuesday, Thursday, 11.00am-2.00pm

Pop-up Poetry Café

Rediscover a favourite poem, find a new one, or have a go at writing one of your own!

Friday, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Grasmere Voices

Meet poets Daljit Nagra and Paul Farley as they record voices around Grasmere to create a sound poem.

Wednesday, 10.00am-1.00pm

A brief bio of Daljit. Daljit Nagra is a poet, teacher and radio presenter who lives in Harrow. In 2015 he was the first poet-in-residence for Radio 4 and 4 Extra. Faber & Faber has published several of his books including, most recently, British Museum in 2017.

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