Family-Friendly Poetry Walk

The Poetry of Trees:  Family-friendly poetry walk with Katharine Towers

SUNDAY 21st May
National Trust Longshaw Estate, S11 7TZ
13:30 – 14:30

Event Description 

Celebrating the poetry of trees in Britain’s oldest National Park, right on Sheffield’s doorstep. Suitable for all ages.

13:30 Meet at the Moorland Discovery Centre (Longshaw House, Longshaw Estate, Sheffield S11 7TZ)

13:35 Walk departs

14:30-14:40 Walk ends

Bus information from Sheffield:

272 from Sheffield Interchange or Hunter’s Bar to Fox House.

Departing Sheffield Interchange at 12:50 / Hunter’s Bar 13:03, arriving Fox House 13:18.

Returning to Sheffield at 15:19, 16:19, 17:34, 18:19 (from Fox House).

Full timetable: Travel South Yorkshire

Katharine Towers lives in the Peak District and has published three collections with Picador. Oak (2021) is a book-length poem about the life of an oak tree and was a Poetry Book of the Month in The Guardian. The Floating Man (2010) won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize and The Remedies (2016) was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. A pamphlet, The Violin Forest, was published by HappenStance in 2019 and a new pamphlet exploring the life and work of the twentieth-century English composer Gerald Finzi is to be published in July 2023 by The Maker’s Press.

Easy walk for people of limited mobility, wheelchair users can attend first part.

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