Exploring Nature’s Lost Words

Mirfield Library, East Thorpe Lodge, Huddersfield Rd, Mirfield WF14 8AN

Life skills and interests

Join librarians Leah & Nicola for this uplifting four week course exploring words, nature, stories and creativity.

We’ll be using the ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris as our theme – an award-winning book of stunning illustrations and haunting poems that celebrate words from nature that have disappeared from the children’s dictionary over the years: heron, ivy, dandelion, wren…

We aim to deliver fun, gentle sessions that support wellbeing and create a supportive environment. We’ll be exploring local nature, producing a piece of artwork and will finish by making our own keepsake poetry booklet. In the second session there will be an optional short story trail walk around Mirfield in order to discover the beauty of nature on our own doorsteps. No experience in poetry/craft/art needed and all abilities are welcome.

This wonderful course takes place in a private area of Mirfield Library and is solely for Recovery & Wellbeing College learners only.
Please note that the room is on the first floor and no lift is available.

If you are already enrolled with the College, to book your place please email ckrecovery.wellbeing@swyt.nhs.uk

If you are new to the Recovery & Wellbeing College, please enrol here.

".. just finished the final session today and I must say the course was fantastic. Never done any craft stuff like this before, but I've really enjoyed it tremendously. The course itself was expertly run, very hands on, relaxed and easy going, with a very nice atmosphere. In a nutshell the course really opened my mind, helped with my wellbeing, mood and of course had some wonderfully friendly people contact. The venue was superb, it was comfortable and private and well away from any possible library public.."
previous learner on Exploring Nature's Lost Words



At Mirfield Library

Start dates and time

Term Thursday20 June 202411am - 12.15pm4 weeks


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