Organizer: Wordsworth Grasmere
In 1798, Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge sparked a literary revolution. Poems in everyday language told of people on the margins of society. Our new exhibition, Refuge from the Ravens: Wordsworth rewritten by homeless Britain, is a twenty-first century remix — new Lyrical Ballads made by people with experience of homelessness, and other vulnerable people, in poetry, art and song.
In this online launch event Phil Davenport and Julia Grime, the project directors, will explain how the exhibition came about and share stories and creative work from the project. Professor Fiona Stafford will also introduce the original Lyrical Ballads and their historical context. There will be live poetry readings, and we will also take a detailed look at objects and manuscripts from the Wordsworth Trust’s collection.
Refuge from the Ravens: Wordsworth rewritten by homeless Britain is a project by Zwiebelfish CIC, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The exhibition runs from 10 September until 30 October 2022 at Wordsworth Grasmere
|Start Date||End Date||Times|
|08/09/2022||08/09/2022||19:30 - 21:00|