Poetry Place exhibition inspired by Nottinghamshire photographs launches online

Poetry Place has launched online, giving people the chance to view a collection of images and poems from the comfort of their own home.

Poet Sue Dymoke has led a series of online workshops to create poetry inspired by old photographs from the Inspire Picture Archive (inspirepicturearchive.org.uk) which contains over 22,000 historic images of Nottinghamshire.

The findings were curated in the Poetry Place exhibition, which features poetry inspired by archival images of people, landscapes and stories from the Sherwood Forest region, which is also touring libraries Inspire until next year.

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Poetry Place presents poetry inspired by archival footage from the Sherwood Forest region. This image is by Ms Robinson and courtesy of Inspire Picture Archive

The online exhibit includes an audio introduction by Sue Dymoke, including readings of her own original poems inspired by the archival footage, as well as a digital version of the Poetry Place Special Edition anthology, a tour from the library gallery and the ability to scroll through the entire exhibit. panels showcasing the poetry of workshop participants alongside the archival images that inspired them.

The Poetry Place project was made possible by funding from the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

See the exhibition online here.



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