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‘Burn Bright’ Poetry Reading and Workshop

‘Burn Bright' Poetry Reading and Workshop



Sunday 8th October
2.30pm – 4pm


St Peter’s Church, 6 Chesterfield Rd, Belper DE56 1FD


Wheelchair accessible

Derbyshire poet Emma Pass was commissioned to write a piece specifically for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and this will be her first live reading of ‘Burn Bright’, which aims to shine a light on women in the Derbyshire cotton industry, their contribution to which has not always been fully recognised. The poem also acknowledges the role of slavery in the cotton industry, and how things have changed from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution to the present day. Followed by a free workshop to help budding poets be inspired by the World Heritage story and their surroundings of this Georgian Church.


Essential information 

Booking is essential please email dvmwhs@derbyshire.gov.uk with your name and number of places you’d like to book

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