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writing ambitions- Commissioning project

Arts Derbyshire is looking to appoint 5 writers to write to commission working with Festivity and Derbyshire County Council in a project supported by Arts Council England.  

The commissions are open to poets and short story writers who will each work with a Derbyshire Arts Festival to produce a piece or pieces of writing. The project will run from December 2019 to February 2021. Successful applicants will receive a support package including a fee and materials expenses, places on related workshops with experienced writers, mentoring and ongoing support.

CAT AMONGST THE VIKINGS IN REPTON

Celebrity bioarchaeologist Dr Cat Jarman kicks off this year’s Repton Literary Festival with a talk about the unique finds during her recent dig in the village, shedding new light on Viking life in 9th century Repton.

Following up her BBC TV Digging for Britain and Channel 4 TV’s Britain’s Viking Graveyard programmes she explores the arrival of the Great Heathen Army of Vikings which settled for a winter in Repton in 873 AD.  She will talk about the legendary Repton Warrior buried next to another Viking in the UK’s most famous Viking grave.

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