The Ted Hughes Project (South Yorkshire) aims to celebrate and commemorate Hughes’s time in Mexborough by generating art and creativity in his name. Alongside the annual Ted Hughes Festival and our development of a Ted Hughes Trail, we are seeking to nurture creativity — poetry, writing and art — in and around Mexborough. Our highly successful community creative writing group Write on Mexborough! and our extensive work with schools are the main manifestations of this strand.

Ian Parks’s account of the development of the Read to Write group appears here. Click here to read a personal take on Write on Mexborough! (by a participant). Further details of our Creative Writing activities will appear on this page.