Ten Poems about Sheep by Candlestick Press


We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for visitors to experience beautiful poetry readings by Nottinghamshire publishers, Candlestick Press!


Ten Poems about Sheep is Candlestick’s second mini-anthology of sheep poems. This beautiful new selection is introduced by shepherdess and textile designer Alison O’Neill who lives on a hill top farm in Cumbria, tending her flock of native Herdwicks, Swaledales and Rough Fells. The poems reflect the hardships and quiet joys of the shepherding year, and the deep relationship between humans and sheep developed down the centuries.


The fabulous event will include readings of the poems and will be introduced by Candlestick publisher Di Slaney, who will also talk about her own yarn business Hooligan Yarns and the charity smallholding in Nottinghamshire where she keeps sheep and angora and cashmere goats (amongst other animals!)  Di will tell the stories of some of the wonderful sheep characters who make up her flock, including Hilda the Herdwick and Dumpy the Texel.


Copies of Ten Poems about Sheep will be for sale at NYE, alongside Candlestick’s companion title Ten Poems about Knitting. 




Readings will be held in Lecture theatre 4 at 12 noon on Sunday, 12th November 2017.



Admission to this event is free when a Sunday NYE Marketplace ticket is purchased and seating is allocated on a first come basis.