The poetry of Tom Twisleton

 

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26 November 2017 – 25 January 2018

The Gallery once again linked up with the inspiring Settle Stories group for the 2017-18 winter exhibition.

A hundred years after the death of  Craven dialect poet Tom Twisleton  the gallery and Settle Stories sought to bring back to life the words of a man who captured the essence of  rural Craven in Victorian times. Settle stories worked with young people to look not just at the words but also the social issues that lay 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