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project will help you find poems in the air

Poems in the Air

We have been working with acclaimed poet Simon Armitage on Poems in the Air; a new way of experiencing both his work and the Northumberland National Park.

Poems in the Air is part of Northumberland National Park’s Sill Arts Programme. Acclaimed poet Simon Armitage was commissioned to write six new poems inspired by hidden gems in England’s most tranquil national park. In doing this Simon spent time with national park rangers at their favourite places. Using the Poems in the Air app you can now follow in Simon’s footsteps.

Poems in the Air

Download Poems in the Air on iOS or Android.

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The Poems in the Air app contains all of the information, maps and directions you will need to find each of the six sites and listen to Simon reading his poems in the exact places that inspired him. Please note: routes to the poem unlocking spots are all on public footpaths or negotiated rights of way. These may be subject to change from time to time.

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Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.