Poetry Workshop: Community and Activism
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Poetry Workshop: Community and Activism

Saturday 27 April 2024
1pm - 3pm
Underground Classroom

Join Helen Mort for this workshop to explore the relationship between words and action.

How did coal mining communities pull together and break apart? How were they supported by other marginalised groups such as LGSM and women? Does art ‘make nothing happen’ or are poets – as Shelley once said – the ‘unacknowledged legislators of the world’?

£10 per person, pre-booking advised. Suitable for ages 16+. Select the April date for this workshop.

Please note: This workshop will take place underground.

Helen Mort is an author born in Sheffield and raised in North East Derbyshire, in Dennis Skinner’s constituency. Her first collection Division Street (Chatto, 2013) contained a poem called ‘Scab’ which considered the Battle of Orgreave and its subsequent re-enactment by the artist Jeremy Deller. It was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

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