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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.
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