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Diglis Island Worcester

Friday 19th July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Poetry Workshop on Diglis Island

Diglis Weir

This poetry workshop will take place on a very special island in the River Severn and is led by poet and lecturer Dr Isabel Galleymore as part of the Places of Poetry project.

In this workshop, we will explore how contemporary poets have engaged with the River Severn: a place that has been shaped by nature, local community and industry. Influenced by Diglis Island and the Unlocking the Severn project, we will experiment with different poetic techniques to capture our own personal perspectives on the place and share this work in a friendly, supportive environment. Organised in collaboration with the Places of Poetry project, participants will have the chance to pin their poem(s) to a digital map at the end of the workshop.

The workshop will take place in the Canal & River Trust’s newly renovated heritage building on Diglis Island, which you reach via crossing the lock gates.  This special location – an island right in the middle of the River Severn – should provide extra inspiration for workshop participants.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but bring a packed lunch and a notebook or journal to write in. Dress for the weather and bring stout shoes as some of the event will take place outside. Limited parking is available on Diglis Dock Road but green journeys are encouraged.

The workshop is free to attend, but booking is essential.

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If you have any questions please contact Lucy Newton, Unlocking the Severn’s Informal Learning & Interpretation Officer at [email protected].


Friday 19th July 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Diglis Island
Diglis Dock Road
Worcester, WR5 3DE

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