My poem ‘A Museum Closes in the North’ is published in today’s Journal, and featured yesterday on the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s website. There is a video of me reading the poem at St. Paul’s Church in Jarrow (the road opposite the closed Bede’s World was too noisy) and of course, the poem features at the bottom of the article, too.
I, like many others, were shocked at the closure of Bede’s World, and look forward to it reopening soon on firmer footing. Meanwhile, the final community heritage (or ‘outreach’, as the article would have it) event of the Stringing Bedes project will take place in March. Date and venue TBC, but I will post about it in due course, in the hope of drumming up as many guests as possible, as this project now seems more relevant than ever before.