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A Place of Inspiration

Over the past centuries writers and artists have found the unique sense of place that is generated by the South Pennine uplands to be a rich source of inspiration. More than a million people live in or around the South Pennine uplands yet they feel remote, wild and exhilarating and have inspired artists and writers over generations from the Brontes to Ted Hughes; from Henry Moore to Barbara Hepworth; from Joseph Pighills to Ammon Wrigley.

The Watershed Landscape Project hosted a series of residencies, and working with a new generation of artists and writers continued to celebrate this long tradition and help bring the wealth of creativity associated with this landscape to our attention once more.

Events and activities linked to the residencies took place across the project area. New work created by the artists and writers was celebrated in museum, gallery and community venues across the region.