Ode to the Ash Tree Poetry Project

Create an interactive poetry map for
South Molton Community Woodland

Ode to the Ash Tree Image

The Courage Copse Creatives project is part of Arts Destination South Molton’s, Deep Roots Festival taking place this summer and autumn.

Courage Copse Creatives CIC invite all members of the community to get involved, you, your family, friends and neighbours are asked to write poems about Ash Trees. Your poems can be anything to do with Ash Trees, including the impact Ash Die-back will have on our countryside.

South Molton Community Primary pupils and Eastleigh Care Home residents are amongst many who have submitted their poems, but there is still time for you to join in with this significant creative writing project.

Submissions deadline: 11th July.
Find full details of the project and how to submit your work here.

Don’t know where to start?
For inspiration why not pay a visit to the brilliant, South Molton Community Woodland, or pop along to South Molton Library where you’ll find an Inspiration Board and an Ash Treasure Box to help springboard your ideas! Long-listed poems will be published in a book to be launched on 25th September during the last Deep Roots Festival weekend. Twenty shortlisted poems will be published in the book and transformed into beautiful films by Creative Producer, Katy Lee of Courage Copse Creatives and Jessica Pearson, of Shimnix Films, with music written by David Smale. These films will be used to create the interactive map for South Molton Community Woodland.

Courage Creative Copse Logo

Deep Roots Festival Logo with Text

Arts Council England Lottery Funded Logo The Ode to the Ash Tree Poetry Project is kindly sponsored by Arts Council England and match funded by the charity, Arts Destination South Molton, as part of their Deep Roots Festival programme of events.