Giving it Wigan: Norman Nicholson at 100
|Starts:||25 Jul 2014|
|Ends:||14 Dec 2014|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||The John Rylands Library|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday 12noon - 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm|
|Who is it for:||General public|
In celebration of writer Norman Nicholson’s centenary, this display draws on the Library’s extensive archive to tell stories of his life and work.
Born in Cumbria, Nicholson drew inspiration from the community and landscape of his home region – looking beyond the romantic fells of Wordsworth to explore the more recent industrial history of West Cumbria.
Nicholson was a writer in the widest sense: alongside poetry, he wrote drama, novels, biographies and topographical works, and won many prestigious awards.
“As I huff and grate and fill my lungs, and eye
The once-for-all starting bell,
God grant me guts to die
Giving it Wigan”
From At the Musical Festival,
Norman Nicholson, 1981
Travel and Contact Information
The John Rylands Library Deansgate