All posts tagged Writing Places

Ian McMillan reads Frost at Midnight

Coleridge Cottage glows with candlelight as the poet Ian McMillan reads Coleridge’s evocative poem ‘Frost at Midnight’ in front of the very place it is believed to have been written. The 17th Century cottage in Nether Stowey is now a Grade II listed building. After renting it in 1797 Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote many of his greatest works and it was here that the Romantic movement truly began during visits by and lively debates with Wordsworth and other of the movements luminaries. Read more…

Ian McMillan at Nether Stowey

Nether Stowey Church Centre was packed to the gills when Barnsley poet Ian McMillan took to the floor for an hour and a half of glorious poetry based mayhem Read more…

Events and activities at A La Ronde 2016

Saturday 23 July 2016, 11am – 3pm

A La Ronde’s writer in residence, Jane Feaver, will be on hand to encourage visitors to write postcards for a postcard competition as if they were the Parminter cousins on their Grand Tour. The competition will culminate in an exhibition of postcards in October and Jane will be picking winners from the following categories:

Under 10’s, 11 – 13 years, 14 – 17 years and adults. Read more…

Miriam Nash

Miriam Nash is new Greenway Writer in Residence

We are thrilled to announce that poet Miriam Nash will be taking up the post of writer-in-residence at Greenway Read more…

February brings us a Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem from The Poetry Archive recorded especially for the Writing Places project.

This Lime Tree Bower My Prison (1797) is read by Sir Andrew Motion.

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John Keats – Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid Read by Sir Andrew Motion

The third poem recorded by The Poetry Archive for Writing Places is ‘Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid’ by John Keats read by Sir Andrew Motion.

 

 

andrew-buttonpalogo‘Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid’ by John Keats read by Sir Andrew Motion

 

 

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Final Blog, Coleridge Cottage, Rose Collis

It was somehow fitting that Coleridge Cottage’s first ever Writer-in-Residency programme should conclude on the very last weekend of its busy season, amidst the autumnal Halloween/Samhain atmosphere ─ while incongruously most of the UK bathed in the warmest late October/early November weekend on record.

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The Mower to the Glo-worms by Andrew Marvell, read by Sir Andrew Motion

Our second poem recorded by The Poetry Archive for Writing Places is ‘The Mower to the Glo-worms’ by Andrew Marvell.

 

andrew-buttonpalogo‘The Mower to the Glo-worms’ by Andrew Marvell read by Sir Andrew Motion

 

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Helen Dunmore at Dorset County Museum

Helen Dunmore’s hugely successful talk entitled Visiting Hardy, at Dorset County Museum on Friday 25th September. An inspiring and informative night was had by all….

ROSE COLLIS BLOGPOST, WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE, COLERIDGE COTTAGE

A writer confesses: a few months ago, when I was delighted to be appointed its first Writer-in-Resident, I knew little about Coleridge Cottage, and only slightly more about its famous former resident. But it didn’t take me long to learn that, while it might be one of the National Trust’s smaller sites, its importance as a preserved, restored and welcoming site is much greater than appearances might suggest. Read more…

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