Poems and songs about Lancashire's Cotton Famine at Quarry Bank

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An afternoon of poetry and song titled Cotton Lords, about the Lancashire Cotton Famine, will be held on Monday 19 August at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, Cheshire, one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and now a museum of the cotton industry.

The Cotton Famine Poetry project, led by Dr Simon Rennie of the University of Exeter, has been collating and interpreting hun...

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Lights, camera, action: poets celebrate city's film heritage in anthology

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A poetry anthology celebrating the 10th birthday of Bradford Unesco City of Film will be launched on Friday 16 August at Bradford City Library. Reel Bradford includes poems by Mike Farren, Joanna Sedgwick, Lorna Faye Dunsire, Gill Lambert and Mark Connors, the team behind local poetry publishers Yaf...

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Remembering Peterloo: reading by Manchester poets and Shelley recitals to mark 200th anniversary

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Manchester poets will be reading poems on the theme of Peterloo at Manchester Central Library on Tuesday 6 August at 6-7.30pm – one of a number of poetry events to mark the historic moment’s 200th ann...

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Anonymous backer rescues 'final' Torbay poetry festival after it loses Arts Council funding

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An anonymous backer has come to the rescue of Torbay poetry festival – and allowed it to stage one more festival this year after losing its Arts Council funding.  Its festival organisers say on its we...

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