2022 at Wordsworth House and Garden

Scree Wordsworth House

Scree is an exhibition which challenges us to rethink the basis of our relationship with the fells. Cocreated with Cockermouth poet, photographer and writer Lucy Burnett, this project encourages us to respond personally to this most loved of landscapes and the impact we as humans have on it.

It features film, photography and poetry, with loans from Tullie House Museum and Gallery and the Wordsworth Trust.

Co-curated by Lucy and the team at Wordsworth House and Garden, it presents fragments from her guidebook and own artistic responses. The routes to inspire writing and artistic responses on the website can be adapted to walks closer to home and offer accessible suggestions. For more information and to view route ideas visit www.scree.uk.

Scree is open daily except Thursday and Friday until 6 November, 10am–4pm – admission free with entry to the house and garden. We also have some very special evening talks and out of hour events. Booking is essential.

Contact 01900 824805 or email wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk to buy tickets.

Scree, a digital guidebook Wednesday 20 April, 7pm

Cockermouth poet, photographer and writer Lucy Burnett talks about the vision behind the project and reads from her own work. £5 including glass of wine.

The Language of the Landscape Thursday 28 April, 7pm

Professor Angus Winchester speaks about his life-long love of a Lakeland valley and a fascination for the history which shaped it. Book signings available. £5 including glass of wine.

In Wordsworth’s footsteps Thursday 12 May, 7pm

Award-winning poet and novelist Helen Mort talks about William Wordsworth, walking and creativity and reads from her own work. £5 including glass of wine.

Poetry workshop with Kathleen Jones Friday 20 May, 10am-4pm

Join author and poet Kathleen Jones for a creative writing workshop inspired by the work of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. £25 including coffee and cake.

He gave us eyes Thursday 23 June, 7pm

Jeff Cowton and Michael McGregor, from the Wordsworth Trust, explore the relevance of Wordsworth today and how this has shaped their new museum and the Reimagining Wordsworth project. £5 including glass of wine.

‘One with Cumberland forever’ Nowell Oxland, Cumbria’s Great War poet Wednesday 29 June, 7pm

Join author Stephen Cooper for a talk on Cumbrian poet and soldier Nowell Oxland. £5 including glass of wine.

Poetry workshop with Lucy Burnett Friday 1 July, 10am-4pm

Join Cockermouth writer and photographer Lucy Burnett for a playful writing workshop, exploring how language and words can help us renegotiate our relationship with the Lake District landscape that we know and love so well. £25 including coffee and cake.

Cumbrian tales and tunes Friday, 23 September, 7pm

Join storyteller Jessie McMeekin and musician Dave Camlin for Cumbrian tales and tunes by the fire. £5 including glass of wine.