Poetry Launch with Char March, Cliffe Castle Museum

Award-winning poet Char March is launching her new collection of poetry at Cliffe Castle Museum on December 3rd from 1pm.

Join us at this free event to hear Char performing from her recently published collection ‘The Cloud Appreciation Society’s Day Out’.  This collection is the culmination of her year as writer-in-residence for the Watershed Landscape project.

The setting for the launch is the fantastic Inspired by Landscape: II exhibition gallery where the spoken and written word mixes with stunning displays of giant art works and concertina books created by artist-in-residence Angie Rogers.  

The poetry will take you on a journey across the Pennine moors;  meeting Netto lorry drivers, blind orchid-beheaders, and spooked rabbits;  as well as delving into the worlds of a whole array of characters from Char’s life and imagination.  Come and see how the local landscape can inspire and provoke new work and enjoy an emotional roller-coaster of words in the company of Char.  Char’s writing as well as films, listening posts, a soundtrack of the moors, and work from lots of participating community groups are also on display.

'These poems brim with those non-identical twin qualities of compassion and wit. Char March presents a landscape fathomed through the prism of human experience, and human experience filtered through landscape to create moving and engaging work that leaves you wanting more.' 

Ian McMillan