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Carry Akroyd art exhibition inspired by Helpston poet John Clare

Local artist, Carry Akroyd, launched her exhibition of work inspired by Helpston-born poet, John Clare at Popular local artist, Carry Akroyd, has launched an exhibition of her work inspired by Helpston-born Poet, John Clare, at the Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 9th July.

The vibrant print-based artworks inspired by John Clare’s work will be complemented by his poems.  

Carry Akroyd’s exhibition is inspired by John Clare’s poetry

John Clare was recognised in his day as ‘The Peasant Poet’ was considered a curiosity to be so gifted as he came from an impoverished and illiterate background.   Carry has selected extracts from his poems to put together a set of works reflecting the joys and damage seen in nature, as seen both by John Clare 200 years ago and  through her own artistic eye. 

Entry is free.  The exhibition address is Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF.  The Museum is open Tuesday – Sundays 10am – 5pm.

Visitors are politely requested to wear a face mask during their visit for their own, and others, safety.

The exhibition ends on Sunday 5th September 2021.


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