Featured Image of Dew Stones and Projection of words on White Wells House.

Bradford is LiT:

Revisit the Stanza Stones Poems with Poet Laureate Simon Armitage

We have joined forces with Poet Laureate Simon Armitage to revisit the Stanza Stones collaboration as part of the ‘Bradford is LiT’ celebrations of light taking place across the District this weekend.

The Stanza Stones poems were originally written in 2012 before being carved into rocks across the moorland landscapes between Ilkley and Marsden. The new project reimagines them a film combining light projections with video and stunning time-lapse photography.

Filmed during lockdown in early 2021, the new work takes the six poems – Mist, Beck, Snow, Rain, Puddle and Dew – and transposes them to new locations around Ilkley, including the Cow and Calf, White Wells Spa and the Ilkley Manor House.

The project has been funded by Bradford Metropolitan District Council and was produced by Double Take Projections.

If you have any questions, please contact info@ilkleylitfest.org.uk