The Tavistock Canal Poetry Trail - a talk by Simon Dell

1 December 2022, 19:00:00

Tavistock Guildhall, Court Gate, Tavistock, PL19 0AE

£5.00

The Tavistock Canal Poetry Trail -  a talk by Simon Dell

The Poetry Trail along the length of Tavistock Canal was little known with its plagues being broken, lost, stolen and faded, so it fell into disrepair and soon forgotten. The first poetry workshops along the whole length of the Tavistock Canal took place in 2002 and involved poet James Crowden and Tavistock Primary School.


In 2017, the 200th anniversary of the opening of the canal, a little group of like-minded souls decided to reinstate the trail and started work in fundraising and researching.


Eventually in 2021, their four-year project came to fruition and all the poetry was restored in timber from Tavistock to Lumburn. This talk takes you on a virtual journey looking at the poetry and hopefully inspiring you to put your boots on to enjoy it for yourselves.


Organised by Tavistock Guildhall.