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Turning Pedals into Poems





Showing at

Hexham Library

Tuesday 13 September: 7.30pm
Tickets: £8

Please note seats are unreserved.

Join poet, writer and cyclist Caroline Burrows (VerseCycle) for an evening of poetry, facilitated by Cycling Minds.

Turning Pedals into Poems is Caroline Burrows’ one-woman poetry show, which she is touring sustainably by bike during August and September 2022, starting in Bristol, travelling via rural locations and cities, over the Peak District and the Pennines, up to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, and a bit beyond.

Caroline’s poetry has featured on BBC Radio 4, been printed in BBC Sky at Night Magazine, shown at the Sheffield Adventure and Kendal Mountain Film Festivals and been shortlisted for the Sustainability First Art Prize. Her short stories have been published in The National Flash Fiction Anthology, The Charles Causley Trust, and The Lancaster One Minute Monologues. She has also written articles for several publishers including Cycling UK and Adventure Cyclist magazines.

Join Caroline for an hour of poems on themes ranging from her adventures by bike; from moongazing and observations on the Sun, along with others about trying to be more environmentally friendly, mental health, love, social commentary, and trees.

Caroline will also be running a FREE Nature Sketching & Poetry Writing workshop 2-4pm on the day of the show. Click here for more info.

Audience feedback on Turning Pedals into Poems:

"Poems that engage and entertain, stimulate and surprise: from storms and struggles to the stars and back." 

“Caroline's poetry and delivery are both enchanting and emotive.” 

And venues have said:

‘“Refreshingly different, warm and engaging - highly recommended.” TK. Event Host, Exeter Phoenix

“Caroline was great, lots of fun stories all entwined with amazing poetry.” MK. John Wood’s, Bristol

Listen to Caroline in BBC Radio 4's programme Sketches.

Watch Caroline in The Bristol Bike Bard, a documentary by DMTwo Media.

Read about some of Caroline's previous cycling adventures here.

Caroline's most recent short story Unlocked can be read on the Charles Causley Trust site.

Cycling Minds is a charitable organisation dedicated to connecting, empowering and healing people and communities through cycling. It operates out of The Link Community Cycle Hub in Hexham which it opened in April 2022 to provide a raft of cycling services to fund its work taking young people struggling in life on guided e-bike rides to improve their mental and physical health and providing them with workplace training to enhance their employability.

This performance will be sold to full capacity. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we encourage all visitors to do the same (unless exempt). For further information on the safety measures in place at Queen’s Hall, click here.

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