The Ted Hughes Project (South Yorkshire) is a community-based group rooted in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.  Mexborough was Ted Hughes’s home in the period 1938-1951 and Hughes was formed as a poet in the town.

The THP (SY) seeks to celebrate and commemorate Hughes’s time in Mexborough by generating art and creativity in his name.  Within this context, our aims are three-fold.

We produce an annual Ted Hughes Poetry Festival, programming high quality poets and performers with established and rising reputations. Our festival programming also includes visual arts, children’s activities and a distinctive strand of poetry walks.