Yorkshire Voices is a University of Sheffield project, comprising an exhibition and a series of events, including Sing-Folk-Speak 2013. In the words of the exhibition organisers, Dr Jane Hodson and Hugh Escott:
“Yorkshire Voices explores what it means to write in the local dialect.
Based on archive material generously donated by authors and their families, this exhibition celebrates the work of four very different writers: novelist Arthur Eaglestone, pitman and poet Tom Hague, novelist and playwright Barry Hines, singer and poet Cathy Lovett. Each writes about a different time and a different part of Yorkshire, and their reasons for writing differ. But each captures something about the people of Yorkshire and the way they speak.”
You can find the exhibition at the University of Sheffield’s Western Bank Library (S10 2TN). For more information, click here.
Besides Sing-Folk-Speak, the Yorkshire Voices project has also involved poetry performances by Ian Macmillan and Sally Goldsmith, a Poetry Writing Workshop with Peter Sansom of the Poetry Business, and a screening of ‘Hard Steel’ (the film adaptation of a novel by Arthur Eaglestone) at the Showroom Cinema, in Sheffield.