In a break from my usual topic of National Trust properties, a good friend of mine, Georgie Lorimer, has asked me to showcase her latest publication; (Re-)Living History: songs of Appleby, a collection of short poems based on the Sir John Moore Foundation in Appleby Magna, Leicestershire.
(Re-)Living History is a collection of poems that explores the history of Appleby Magna, a village in Leicestershire, and of the Sir John Moore Foundation, a Grade 1 listed building dating back to the 17th Century, tracing the history of human settlements in the area.
The collection was commissioned as part of a lottery grant to improve outreach to young members of society. The programme, which unfortunately ended prematurely, included a gallery opening, featuring a film to which the ‘haresteps’ poems were to be an accompaniment. Following the programme’s end, WordsmithHQ, an online creative platform and community, which publishes online and in…
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