A Fascinating, Feathered Thing: A poetry workshop on hope

Join us for one of our popular and inspiring poetry workshops, led by award-winning Hampshire poet Ellora Sutton. This calming and uplifting session will be themed around hope - perfect as we look forward to Spring!

Sunday 27 February
3:00pm — 4:30pm

‘Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope.’
Sense and Sensibility

‘“Hope” is the thing with feathers’
Emily Dickinson

What is hope? A “thing with feathers”? A seed? A prayer? Or is it a protest, a cry, a howl? Hope for something better, hope for something or someone to return, hope in the dullness of winter for the bright buds of spring, hope that nobody’s eaten the last biscuit. There is no such thing as a small hope.

In this inspiring online poetry workshop, we will look at how contemporary poets have written on the theme of hope and write some hopeful poems of our own.

We hope to see you there!


Date: Sunday 27 February

Time: 3pm – 4.30pm GMT

Location: This event will take place online. Join us from the comfort of your own home!

Adults: £15 / concession for young people, disabled people or jobseekers: £6.50


This event will take place on Zoom. Please provide a valid email address, as you will be emailed a link to join the workshop in the run up to the event. 

All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Museum. 

Timings are given in UK time (Greenwich meantime) – please do check what the event time is in your territory, to ensure you log in at the right time.

Tutor: Ellora Sutton

Ellora is an award winning poet based in Hampshire. She won the inaugural Poetry Society and Artlyst Art to Poetry Award, the 2019 Pre-Raphaelite Society poetry competition, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Bridport Prize. Her work has been published by Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, fourteen poems, Eye Flash Poetry Journal and Poetry News, amongst others. Her debut chapbook, All the Shades of Grief, was published in 2020 by Nightingale & Sparrow.

Feedback for Ellora’s previous workshops:

‘I really enjoyed yesterday’s workshop, it was so fun. It felt like a safe creative space and I was so inspired by everyone’s contributions.’

‘I am SO happy with your workshop. Ellora made the workshop enjoyable, useful and inspiring. I would love to attend more workshops.’