The 106th birthday of the Millom poet Norman Nicholson will be celebrated with the sound of his own poetry ringing around the rooms of his lifelong home.

January 8 is the anniversary of Nicholson’s birth in 1914, in that same house at 14 St George’s Terrace.

Nicholson went on to carve out an international literary reputation, winning major awards and seeing his work translated into many foreign languages.

The Norman Nicholson Society will host a series of poetry readings inside Nicholson’s old home which have specific relevance to the house itself.

The idea is to hear the poet’s own words in the space that meant so much to him.

All are welcome to come along to 14 St George’s Terrace, Millom, at 2.30pm on Wednesday.

If you have a favourite Nicholson poem, or piece of prose, which is to do with the house, do bring it.

Or just turn up and enjoy the occasion.

It is free admission.