As part of an exciting new writing residency called Heart of Stone, Portland Museum is working with poet, writer and creative facilitator, Sarah Acton, to bring to life the heritage of Portland’s Stone Quarries, including real and imagined lives shaped by Portland stone past present and future, through creative writing, poetry and performance.
Poetry in the garden at Portland Museum is a chance to get together and bring your favourite poems on any subject to read aloud and share. The events are free, so please come and enjoy, and bring a flask of tea and a cushion/ blanket! (If it is raining the event will move indoors).
Sarah Acton is the Jurassic Coast (UNESCO) World Heritage Site poet-in-residence. Sarah creates participatory poetry and creative writing activities under the name Black Ven, including site-specific walks and guided activities and performances that invite participants into an active and enquiring relationship between their creativity and the natural landscape.