Poetry workshops are being held in Ledbury in celebration of National Poetry Day.

Ledbury Poetry is running free workshops looking at the theme of refuge - explored in creative writing, singing and embroidery.

The workshops are being run in conjunction with Hush Now, a project giving a voice to the unmarried mothers who were silenced and hidden away in Mother and Baby Homes across the UK for over a hundred years.

The project tells untold stories of resilience and brings to light the tales of courage, determination, strength and unity that brought women together from different walks of life.

This was inspired by the work of Ledbury poet Sara-Jane Arbury, who turned archival research into verse.

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These were turned into theatrical songs by Olivia Preye and performed in Hereford in 2019.

Now, Ledbury residents are being invited to join in with three workshops exploring the stories of those unmarried mothers.

All three take place at Ledbury Poetry House, at the Barrett Browning Institute.

A creative writing workshop with Sara-Jane Arbury takes place on October 4 from 7pm-9pm.

Creative singing with Kitty Morgan is on October 5 from 7pm-9pm and the creative embroidery workshop is on October 7 from 2pm-4pm.

Also on October 7 is a Hush Now Showcase Event, which will share the work that has been created between 5pm and 6pm.

The showcase will also include the premier screening of the new Hush Now Worcester song, Water Lily.

All events are free but booking ahead is recommended - you can do this at ledburypoetry.org.uk/home/whats-on/

National Poetry Day takes place on Thursday, October 5 with the aim of encouraging people to share poetry with family and friends.

It is organised by the Forward Arts Foundation with support from organisations including Arts Council England, the British Library, Science Museum Group and Waterstones.