SATURDAY 6th MAY
POETRY MENTORING – one-to-one with SARA-JANE ARBURY and YOU!
Lower Shaw Farm, West Swindon SN5 5PJ
From 10am ~ 6th May ~ £10
Tickets: email@example.com or call 01793 771080
Supportive poetry surgery sessions offering detailed and in-depth feedback on your poems and/or your wish to write poems. This is an opportunity for you, just you, to spend an entire hour with an experienced poetry practitioner, to talk solely about the poems you write.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced poet, this is a one-hour session just for you.
One-hour one-to-one sessions available at 10am, 12midday, 2pm, and 4pm
Please book your session in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara-Jane Arbury is a writer, poet, performer, and tutor. In this capacity, Sara-Jane has collaborated with numerous organisations, including the BBC, Oxford University Press, the National Literacy Trust, and Ledbury Poetry Festival.
ROGER MORGAN-GRENVILLE – on walking and reasons to be hopeful about the natural world.
Presented in association with the Richard Jefferies Museum
Richard Jefferies Museum
Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA
Tel 01793 535534
3.00pm ~ 6th May ~ £6 (£5)
Fed up with bleak headlines of biodiversity loss, acclaimed nature writer and former soldier, Roger Morgan-Grenville set out on a 1,000-mile 8-week walk, aiming to match the pace at which the oak leaves emerge, roughly 25 miles north each day, through a British spring.
As well as seasonal blizzards he encountered the kindness of strangers and inspiring efforts of countless people fighting heroically for nature. With surprising observations and optimistic conclusions throughout, what unfolds is both life-affirming and life-changing.
The book born out of Roger’s journey, Across a Waking Land, is a celebration of nature, a call to action, and above all, an adventure!
Wildlife Walk 2023
Join us on a walk to commemorate the 175th birthday of Swindon's Victorian nature writer, Richard Jefferies. Pick a spot and walk (or cycle, wheelchair or pushchair..) as far as you like, whenever you like, and tell us about the nature you see on your route.
Details, maps, guides and more information at: www.richardjefferies.org
JULIA HOLLANDER – on Why We Sing!
Presented in association with the Cowshed Singers
Lower Shaw Farm
West Swindon SN5 5PJ
Tel 01793 535534
7pm ~ 6th May ~ £7 (£6)
Why do parents feel compelled to sing to their newborns, and how does it help their development? What is it about song that brings communities together in harmony but also in protest? How come an activity that helps to embed languages and maths formulae can also be used to rehabilitate us? And what magic is at work when people who have lost the power to speak are still able to sing? When all is said and done, how can we keep from singing?
These and more related questions are answered in the latest book by singing teacher and performer Julia Hollander, Why We Sing. Note. At this event, we may well end up singing!