A Walk in the Park: The Veteran

Jim York is 93, so this walk in the park was a feat of memory, undertaken from the armchair in the front room of his house in Leicester. Jim was cycle-racing competitively into his 80s, but is now less mobile.  That didn’t stop him from talking about memories from lots of different periods of hisRead more

A Walk in the Park: The Landscape Artist

Those of you interested in Sky Arts programmes may recognise the name Benji Thomas. He had great success in Landscape Artist of the Year 2017, in particular reaching the semi-finals by winning heat five despite incredibly challenging weather conditions! He is also a final year student in fine art at Loughborough University, and had neverRead more

Workshops for 2018

Now that the New Year has been and gone, we can announce three more seasonal writing workshops with Poet in the Park.  All workshops will be based at the Deer Barns, at the heart of the Park.  I look forward to meeting you, either for the first time, or once again, for more writing.  No previousRead more

Poetry Found at Bradgate Park

Last week, I took students on Loughborough University’s MA in Creative Writing to Bradgate Park. For some of them, it is a place that they’ve been familiar with from childhood. For others, including our Erasmus students from Slovenia, it was a totally new. I asked the group to write about the natural life and theRead more