Staffordshire is a beautiful and diverse county, and this diversity is part of its appeal. We have the engine of the potteries in the north, areas of natural beauty such as Cannock Chase and The Moorlands, provincial towns each with a rich history, and in between the county is criss-crossed with country roads, lanes and … More The Staffordshire Poetry Collection
Would you like to be part of an exhibition inspired by Staffordshire & the poems in the county’s collection? The recent launch of the Staffordshire Poetry Collection was complemented by an exhibition of photographs, displayed alongside the poems that inspired them, by photographer & poet Dawn Jutton. The exhibition toured to Stafford libraries. As a … More Calling local photographers!
14 – Life on the Home Front 14 is a series of creative short films by Junction 15 in response to the poems of former Staffordshire’s Poet Laureate Tom Wyre on the theme of life on the Home Front in WWI. This interactive resource is currently on tour to community venues & libraries across Staffordshire and is … More 14 on tour 2018
Part of the Staffordshire Poetry Collection which is inspired by areas in and around Stafford, continues to tour local library venues. The exhibition is currently upstairs at Eccleshall Library until January 2018.
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Congratulations to Lichfield’s Emily Rose Galvin who was announced as the new Poet Laureate at Thursday’s launch event on National Poetry Day. Pictured here (left) with recently announced Young Poet Laureate Rebecca Lockwood (right). We look forward to hearing more about Emily & Rebecca as they get settled in to their new roles.
With special thanks to Stafford District Arts Council and local Artist & Poet Dawn Jutton, we are able to share a slice of the Staffordshire Poetry Collection through an exhibition of photographs and limited edition postcards; combining visual arts and poetry inspired by Stafford and its surrounding areas. The exhibition is currently on display at … More Poetry Collection Exhibition
We are extremely excited to be launching the county’s first poetry collection next week as part of celebrations for National Poetry Day. The event, on Thursday 28 September at Stafford library will celebrate some of the best of Staffordshire’s poetry around today. During the evening people will also get to welcome the new Young Poet … More Staffordshire Poetry Collection Launch
On Saturday 2nd September the final selection process for our next Young Poet Laureate was held and we are delighted to announce that the new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire is Rebecca Lockwood from Cannock Chase High School. Rebecca impressed the judges with both her poetry and her presentation. The judges were Bert Flitcroft, current … More New Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire
Free Creative Writing & Poetry Workshops this August Brampton Museum, Newcastle U Lyme, has teamed up with Staffordshire Poet Laureate, Bert Flitcroft for the first time. Running alongside their current exhibition; Maps – A Plotted History, participants will use maps and the museum’s collection as inspiration for creative writing and creating new prose/poetry with Bert. Workshops … More Brampton Museum Poetry Days
Poetry on Loan Competition Write a poem of no more than 20 lines on the theme of Onwards, Upwards, Freedom! Free to enter for people in the West Midlands. Two categories: 11-18 year olds, and over 18s. Win a paid performance in a West Midlands library (adults) or a book token (under 19s). See the … More Poetry Competition