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Friday, 3 February 2012

The Magic of Lumb

As a few of you have seen from my Facebook and Twitter pages, I had the most inspiring shoot at Lumb Bank a couple of weeks ago.  Lumb is such a magical place.  I've visited a few times and you can feel that there's something a bit special going on.  The house used to belong to Ted Hughes and is now a base for Arvon, who provide writing workshops. 

Tollgate Primary School in Newham contacted Lumb Bank and asked for a week tailored to their needs around raising confidence and showing the boys that reading and writing can be fun.  Fab poets Mike Garry and Luke Wright worked with the lads and delivered workshops on form and content as well as how to perform.  I was taking photos as they were working on their poems in the morning.  Then, just before lunch, the lads stood up in turn and read their work out.  I have to admit I had a tear in my eye.

Here are just a few photos from a shoot that will stay with me for a very long time.