Toads are breaking out all over
- or maybe breaking in?
Over the last year, I've been contributing to various other blogs and journals. I thought a list of opening paragraphs and links might prove interesting….
June 2015: a piece on storytelling and landscapes for Highland Environment Network's newsletter issue on environmental art
Telling tales of wonder and delight, stories to enchant, intrigue and captivate. Telling tales to draw people into the landscapes, plants and animals around them. Or at least that's what I hope I do. It's certainly what I set out to do but as with most creative activities we share with the public (or pursue as individuals) in the end, like water and weeds, the creativity finds its own path....
A River In The Classroom worksheets
Musician Steve Brown and myself produced a set of worksheets for the Ribble Rivers Trust inspired by the workshops that were followed through "The Hatching" blogs in 2015 and 2016
You can download a version of the worksheets here
There are 5 worksheets in this set offering everything from how to compose your own watery soundscapes to techniques for building your own folding river. While these are river-specific activities the techniques and principles involved could be applied to a much wider range of themes.
Over the hills and far away….
July 2015, and I had the excitement of reciting one of my poems for a film about fell-running by Jimmy Hyland. The film is a lovely few minutes of watching, so please tune in, relax and imagine yourself up in the hills….
I hope the film link works!
|Pym Chair above the Dale of Goyt|
A broad broken bow of a bridge:
June 2014, another piece about working with poetry, this time for an Environmental Education journal based in Brazil. The link will take you to a copy of the article. Look at the rest of the journal - but you might need to some Spanish or maybe Portuguese!
A broad, broken bow of a bridge:
using classic literature and outdoor sites to inspire poetry with children
Once upon a time…
This story began some 700 years ago when a scribe in a monastery started writing - or recording - the narrative poem that was to become known as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Mixing Pagan imagery with Christian morality tale and straightforward heroic adventure, Gawain has survived the centuries since then and stands now as a classic text of early English literature
|Packhorse Bridge at Wycoller Country Park|