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The Lost Words Storywalk

September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

In partnership with Kenilworth Arts Festival.
Free event in Abbey Fields
Join poet-technologist Chris Jelley for a special trail around Abbey Fields, based on ‘The Lost Words’ a book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

You may well have already come across this extraordinary book; a combination of nature poetry and lavish illustration. The story behind The Lost Words is that the Oxford Junior Dictionary removed from its pages a host of nature-related words, such as ‘otter’ and ‘acorn’, ‘conker’, ‘kingfisher’, ‘bluebell’ and ‘adder’, along with many others. Nature writer Robert Macfarlane decided that for the words to be safe in our future landscape, they needed to be put back in to the language for our children. He teamed up with illustrator Jackie Morris and created The Lost Words, a collection of illustrated acrostic poems, each of which acts like a charm to bring the lost word back into its landscape as well as into our language.


September 22, 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm