SEPTEMBER 7TH 2021 - Public meetings re-commence!



Do you live in the Sherwood Forest area? Do you write poetry, or are you keen to get started?

Poetry Place: writing from archive photography of the Sherwood Forest area.


Inspire Nottinghamshire are, in conjunction with the Miner2Major scheme celebrating the Sherwood Forest area by using fascinating archive photography from the Inspire Picture Archive of the area, as a starting point for poetry.  A selection of the poetry will be part of a touring exhibition later in the year alongside the images.   Check out their website:


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In this inspiring two-part workshop, you’ll use fascinating archive photography featuring the people, landscapes and stories of the area as a starting point for your own poetry.  More dates to book: 27/4/-11/5/21 and 27/5-3/6.

Under the guidance of acclaimed poet and educator Sue Dymoke, you’ll be encouraged to create your own imaginative responses to the images; exploring different ways of responding to sources of inspiration.

Participants from the following areas of Sherwood Forest areas are particularly encouraged to take part: Edwinstowe, Warsop, Ollerton, Clipstone, Blidworth, Rainworth, Bilsthorpe, Newstead, Ravenshead, Bestwood, Papplewick, Linby and surrounding areas.

  2021 Speakers:



January 5th,       LilyAnn Dawes

Britain’s lost Treasures

February 2nd, John North,

Derbyshire Well Dressings

March 2nd,

Kevin Robson,

Mansfield Trams. Also our Society's AGM

April to June cancelled