Weather Words – Workshops

Cloud Study, A Critchlow

The wider context of this project saw me working with Susan Allen ( Community engagement officer at the Wordsworth Trust) with groups in Uldale and Shap exploring ways of painting the weather and Romantic ideas of the sublime. The Wordsworth Trust website explains,

“This exhibition has been created as part of the University of Leeds ‘British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe’ project. Funded through an AHRC Leadership Fellowship awarded to Dr David Higgins, this project is the first major investigation of environmental catastrophe in Romantic-period writing. We are delighted to work with Alison on this project, and her insight and ideas have helped us to interpret and display some of our manuscripts in a new light. The resulting collaboration by Dr Higgins with Wordsworth Trust has been producing some profound and ambitious activities with schools from Kendal and Leeds and community groups the breadth of Cumbria. Since January, Wordsworth Trust learning and community outreach staff have commissioned writers, poets, artists and photographers and together have worked with new and existing groups and schools to reflect on how climate change is affecting their lives.”