This is an archived press release
Thursday 10 September 2015
Poetry and photography featuring Derbyshire and the Peak District are brought together in a new exhibition now open in Bakewell.
The collaborative exhibition titled ‘Re-versed’ features work by Derbyshire Poet Laureate Helen Mort and Peak Gallery photographers: Ian Daisley, Graham Dunn, Karen Frenkel, Chris Gilbert and Alex Hyde.
Helen Mort is a multi-award winning poet, described as “the standout poet of her generation”. The exhibition coincides with the end of her two year tenure as the Derbyshire Poet Laureate and marks the first ten year anniversary of the county’s poet laureate position.
The exhibition is on from September 9 to October 20 and can be seen in the Peak Gallery at Bakewell visitor centre. Entry is free.
Housed in Bakewell’s historic Old Market Hall, the exhibition is in a fully accessible photography gallery at the visitor centre. It is open every day from 9.30am to 5pm.
Don Symonds, who manages Bakewell visitor centre said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this special exhibition of top class poetry and photography – it provides a creative angle on looking at the landscape and wildlife and we hope it will capture people’s imagination and resonate with them in some way.
“We want people to come along and enjoy the exhibition and perhaps discover their own inspiration in the Peak District.”
People can keep up to date with what’s on at the photography gallery at www.peakgallery.co.uk
For more details call Bakewell visitor centre on 01629 816558.