Year of events marks centenary of Millom poet’s birth
Last updated at 16:11, Friday, 03 January 2014
CELEBRATIONS to mark the centenary of the birth of Millom’s “greatest son” are set to begin this weekend.
A series of centenary events in honour of acclaimed poet Norman Nicholson, who was born on January 8, 1914, will begin with a gathering at St George’s Church in St George’s Road from noon on Sunday.
The event will include a service and a candlelight procession to his graveside.
Discussions will be held about Nicholson’s work and there will be readings from his poems.
Charlie Lambert, media editor at the Norman Nicholson Society, said the event would act as a “curtain raiser” for his centenary year.
He said: “The idea is to spread the word and get more people to be aware of his poetry.”
Mr Lambert said the event was not only aimed at existing fans of Nicholson’s work but also at newcomers.
He said: “The key thing about Norman Nicholson’s work is that he’s not an airy fairy, arty farty poet.
“It is realistic and he talks about things that are real and relevant to real people. He talks about things like unemployment and the environment, which is very forward thinking considering he died in 1977.
“His use of language is very, very strong.”
Other events due to take place include talks in Carlisle Library on Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm featuring David Cross, Alan Beattie, Neil Curry and Nicholson’s biographer Kathleen Jones, organised by Bookends and Carlisle Library.
Also on Wednesday at 7pm there will be a celebration of Norman Nicholson at Wordsworth Bookshop, St Andrew’s Churchyard, Penrith, with Mike Smith and Mary Robinson, organised by Wordsworth Bookshop.
Mr Lambert said: “I know Millom has produced a lot of excellent sportsmen including rugby players and motorbikers, but for me Nicholson is Millom’s greatest son.”
Visit the society’s website www.normannicholson.org for full details.
First published at 14:54, Friday, 03 January 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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