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Landscapes of Lime-Burning

17 November, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is an online event.

Explore how the smoky and suffocating lime industry polluted the landscape and yet inspired romantic poetry. For 18th-century poet Anna Seward, the lime kilns – like ‘so many little volcanoes’ – were the source of not only ‘suffocating smoke’ but also the ‘savage grace’ of the Derbyshire landscape.

This online workshop will bring the lime kilns back to life through the travel writing, poetry and art they inspired, as well as the everyday reality of what it was actually like to live under their shadow. In partnership with the National Trust, this event will also explain where you can still find evidence of lime kilns in Derbyshire’s landscape and provide information on exploring them, and how they have been reclaimed by nature, for yourself.

Please note, in order to join this event, you will be asked to read and agree to the University of Derby’s Online Safety Agreement; this will be sent to you to read prior to the event.

This event is part of the hub series organised by the University of Derby.

In partnership with

National Trust

Contact email address

c.selden@derby.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
17 November, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/suffocating-smoke-savage-grace-landscapes-of-lime-burning-tickets-117909972903

Venue

Online: National Trust – Calke Abbey
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Derby, DE73 7JF
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Is booking required?
Yes
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Being Human Derby: New Worlds
Contact email address
c.selden@derby.ac.uk
Event partners
National Trust
Region
East Midlands
City/town
Derby
Image copyright information
Image of Bugsworth Lime Kilns, courtesy of Picture the Past/Derbyshire Record Office, licensed for online use