Leave Nothing But Footsteps, Take Nothing But Memories

Leave Nothing But Footsteps, Take Nothing But Memories Blog

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inspired by the flowers.....

a summer afternoon generated many poems

 

The Expedition

the following came out of a workshop where we talked about enjoying places and having adventures….we were far from the Peaks and our adventure even further away but the feelings seemed to reach across distance and time so this seemed like a pleasant addition to our work. Gordon (Footsteps Arts Team)

The Expedition

Out on the waves, looking for dolphins,

Out on the waves, in a bumpy boat,

Out on the waves, racing along,

Out on the waves, hanging on tight,

Out on the waves.

Giggling girls holding on for dear life,

Navy blue lifejackets, blue and black wetsuits,

Hoping for giraffes, for crocodiles, for penguins, for sharks.

Out on the waves, under the water,

Dolphins and seals are gliding.

Out on the waves, over the water,

Seagulls, herons, cormorants and shags are sailing

Out on the waves where the guillemots spit

Out on the waves where we see no whales,

No seals, no dolphins, no nothing but waves

Back from the waves, back from the water, back to Glachbeg

Singing all the way, back to home and back to bed!

The Wednesday in-It Together Club,

Glachbeg Croft Centre, 15th September 2010

turbulent seas and a sense of some discomfort....

The Wednesday in-It Together Club, Glachbeg Croft Centre, 15th September 2010

 

Words and Wonders, October

Words and Wonders
an autumn afternoon in Monsal Dale

Sunday 24th October 2010, 1 – 4pm…come for the whole time or drop in for 20 minutes
Activity is free (car parking charges will apply) ~ No booking needed – just turn up and join in! ~ materials are provided

If you go down to the Dales to-day
you’ll find the words are waiting,
the images unfolding,
the dales revealing their wonders

….if you come down to the Dales to-day, excitement will be waiting
Join artists and storytellers working with Derbyshire’s Museums Service to explore the streams, stones and wider landscapes around Monsal Dale

From 18th Century prints to 20th Century postcards, from Erasmus Darwin’s provocative poetry to accounts of the arrival of the railways, we’ll play with words and images, compose poems, write postcards, and draw inspiration from the Dales around us

Meeting point: White Lodge Car Park on A6 just south of Taddington
(Monsal Dale bus stop). Dress to suit the weather!

inspired by the flowers.....

a summer afternoon generated many poems

 

Strolling Through Time

creative and entertaining activity for families, walkers and other visitors to DoveDale

 

new links

facebook and youtube links

 

The river

on the Words and Wonders walk we encountered an ash tree poised on the very edge of the river, its roots either hanging grimly onto the stones or reaching out like uncertain toes to test the water. It could easily have come straight out of one of our 18th Century prints while the feeling of poised tension inspired us on our 21st century expedition….

The spirit moves

through the river

on her soft water

journey the still

bubbles rumble

as water

tumbles through the rocks

the trees hang with

bated breath

touching the bank

with his tremulous

roots

(Rachel Wood)

poised on the river bank.......

 

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