Organizer: Wordsworth Grasmere
Name: Wordsworth Grasmere
Email: [email protected]
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 Ballads, created 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.
|Start Date||End Date||Times|
|07/10/2022||31/12/2022||10am - 5pm|