Refuge from the Ravens: Wordsworth re-written by homeless Britain

Refuge from the Ravens: Wordsworth re-written by homeless Britain


Organizer: Wordsworth Grasmere

Name: Wordsworth Grasmere

Phone: 01539435544

Email: [email protected]



Dove Cottage
LA22 9SH

Price Notes

Exhibition included with price of admission


Find us south of Grasmere village, on the A591 Kendal to Keswick road. Postcode: LA22 9SH


In 1798 a literary revolution began, igniting the flames of Romanticism. A small, unassuming book called Lyrical Ballads was the spark. Written by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge this collection of poems in everyday language were embedded in nature and featured stories about the poor and common people. Today, 200 years later, homelessness and social inequality are still with us and on the rise. There is a vast gap between rich and poor, and many are tumbling into the void.

In partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere, and made possible with support from the Heritage Fund, Refuge from the Ravens is a contemporary retelling of Lyrical Balladscreated by people with experience of homelessness, and other vulnerable people through poetry, art and song.

Visit to see…

Special treasures from the Wordsworth Trust’s collection will be on display, including:

Alongside the manuscripts will be responses created by vulnerable people and people with experience of homelessness, exploring and responding to Lyrical Ballads from a variety of perspectives through art, song and poetry.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
07/10/2022 31/12/2022 10am - 5pm