Weaver Words Festival

Saturday 9th April

CROSSING THE DIVIDE

Poetry & illustrated talk with John Lindley

Former Cheshire Poet Laureate and atheist John Lindley bridges the gap between religion and the arts in this fascinating and thought-provoking presentation Crossing the Divide. Against a background of projected images, he performs poems inspired by the religious paintings of American artist, Daniel Bonnell, a devout Christian, and tells the story behind this remarkable collaboration.

It should not be underestimated how powerful this event was, and how many people would be interested in seeing it. It would appeal to everyone Atheists or Christians because everyone is interested in the search for answers, the questioning, and that’s ultimately what ‘Crossing the Divide’ is about. Thought provoking and inspiring.” Review

John Lindley is a freelance poet and creative writing tutor. An experienced performer, he has read at Ledbury Poetry Festival, Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He runs poetry workshops for writers’ groups, festivals and in prisons, schools, universities, youth clubs and day care centres. Widely published and a prize winner in a number of national competitions, his poetry has also been broadcast on radio. His ninth and latest collection, Dylan Thomas: Embers & Sparks, was published in February 2014.

Place: Castle Park Arts Centre

Time: 3 pm

Tickets: £8

Book tickets at www.weaverwords.org.uk or ring Box Office 0845 557 7469

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About John Lindley

Poet and Creative Writing Tutor
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