Furness and South Lakeland - Literature and Literary Tradition

Brantwood - home of John Ruskin, the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite, social reformer and founder of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Cumbric revival - the lost language of Celtic Cumbria survives in the poetry of two Welsh bards. Could it ever be revived?
Duddon Valley - beautiful valley which provided inspiration for William Wordsworth's poetry.
Friends of Ruskin's Brantwood  - Steam Yacht "Gondola" makes frequent trips from Coniston's Bluebird jetty to Brantwood, a truly delightful way to see the lake and surrounding mountains
Poetry society (national)
Ruskin Museum, Coniston - John Ruskin - artist, art critic, amateur geologist, a teacher, writer, social critic and philosopher. He thought that it was fundamental to make links between  all subjects and disciplines - for example, science and religion; nature and art. Somehow he could always see the whole picture. Leo Tolstoy said that Ruskin was: "one of those rare men who think with their hearts."
Tears in the Dark - An exceptionally vivid account of a child’s journey through the care system. The voice of the child is clearly heard. Mark’s intolerable pain, bewilderment, fear and insecurity are recalled as he remembers family breakdown, moves from foster-carers, rejection by adopters and abuse within a children’s home. His younger brother was with him through most of these traumas, and Mark carried the additional responsibility for supporting and comforting him.
The Quiet Feather  - The Quiet Feather is a magazine for new, thought-provoking writing - fiction, poetry, science, history, travel, art, music, film, photography, cartoons, culture, society, environment.
Wordsworth Trust - The Wordsworth Trust is a memorial to the life and poetry of William Wordsworth and his contemporaries, serving lovers of English poetry from all over the world. Its focus is Dove Cottage and the hamlet of Town End, Grasmere, a place and a landscape at the centre of the English Lake District where the poet lived, wrote and found inspiration.
World of Beatrix Potter  The World of Beatrix Potter is an essential part of any Lake District holiday. Where else can you wander past Mr Jeremy Fisher's pond and walk right through Squirrel Nutkin's old oak tree?

 

 

 

Home