The poetry of Tom Twisleton


 

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26 November 2017 – 25 January 2018

The Gallery has once again linked up with the inspiring Settle Stories group for this year’s winter exhibition.

A hundred years after the death of  Craven dialect poet Tom Twisleton we are together seeking to bring back to life the words of a man who captured the essence of  rural Craven in Victorian times. Settle stories has worked with young people to look not just at the words but also the social issues that lie behind them and so give an insight into life in this area as seen through the eyes of a poet who lived from 1845 to 1917 and was  a farmer and a temperance advocate as well as a fine wordsmith.  For more on the Settle Stories project visit Settle Stories