Of Earth And Sky by Artist Luke Jerram

A picture-perfect poetry sculpture trail is coming to Blackburn and Darwen, connecting us once again with the outdoors, the area’s heritage, each other and the power of language.

Do you have a connection to Lancashire? We want you to be involved!

People from Lancashire, young and old and of any background – including those with no professional experience of poetry – are called upon to submit their thoughts and feelings in words for the unmissable Of Earth And Sky project in Blackburn and Darwen. Those venturing outdoors will see this poetry sculpture trail popping up across the area this spring. The special trail will see writing on different subjects – making, craft, well-being, friendship, the seasons and more – installed across 25 sites throughout the area. Whether in metre-tall letters, painted onto grass, posted onto buildings or hosted on digital screens, Of Earth And Sky is a wonderful, one-off opportunity to see your words magnified and be part of a project, to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors, reflect on the past and look to the future.

Getting involved is simple. Just think of your own original short poem, or use one which you have created in the past, and submit it online for it to be considered.

The deadline for entries is Midnight Sunday 11th April 2021 and to read the full submission criteria and to submit your poem visit festivalofmaking.co.uk