Lost Words of Nottinghamshire: Exhibition and Dialect Poetry Writing Workshop
From 9th June to 12th July, visitors to Worksop Library’s Gallery will be able to see ‘Lost Words of Nottinghamshire’, a brilliant new touring exhibition supported by Inspire Libraries and Miner2Major funding.
Our language is an important part of our local identity and there are many dialect words which are typical of Nottinghamshire. Language is constantly changing, and often younger people may not be aware of such words and therefore some of these words might soon disappear.
Inspire worked with Linguistics Professor Natalie Braber, poet Andrew Graves, illustrator Hannah Sawtell and local school children to create this exhibition of dialect words from Nottinghamshire. See how many you words you know!
And don’t miss the chance to get creative with your own Notts words at Andrew Graves’ Poetry Writing Workshop on Saturday 18th June from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Join him for a weird and wonderful journey through the Nottinghamshire dialect and have a go at constructing poetry and stories using old, familiar and lost terms and expressions! This will be a fun, creative workshop for participants age 16+ at all levels of experience with plenty of chat, feedback and practical activities.
The exhibition is free to visit during library opening hours. Tickets for Andrew Graves’ workshop cost £5.00.
Heritage Talk: Mary Queen of Scots, the Final Journey – From Sheffield to Fotheringhay (1584 – 1587)
Wednesday 15th June, at 2.00pm
Historian David Templeman will relate the dramatic series of events leading up to and including Mary Queen of Scots’ trial and execution. Mary’s courage and conduct are demonstrated as her tragic story comes to its climax at Fotheringhay castle. Was she guilty? This is expected to be a popular talk so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets cost £3.00.
Jazz Steps Live
Tuesday 14th June, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Jazz Steps Live at the Library presents the Rory Ingham Trio: a high-energy trombone-led organ trio playing a mixture of ferociously swinging standards and adventurous original music by all members of the group. Tickets cost £12.00.
Tickets for any of the above events can be purchased in advance at www.inspireculture.org.uk, in person at the library or by phone on 01623 677200.