Ancient Connections: A Poetic Pilgrimage Online

A six-part poetry and creative writing series celebrating our stories and connections between the beautiful, sacred landscapes of North Pembrokeshire and North Wexford takes place, FREE, via Zoom, Tuesdays 2 February to 9 March, 5-6.15 pm.

Creative writer and facilitator Kerry Steed will bring together community members from North Pembrokeshire and North Wexford in this online poetic pilgrimage.

She says: ‘I warmly invite you to join me on this writing adventure. Together, through writing routes and story sharing we will explore our connection and belonging to the landscapes that surround and inspire us. We will unlock myths and meanings past, present and future, and (re)discover the mystery and wonder in the world around us. In recent times it has been harder to freely roam and be with the landscapes we love; in this series we will connect with nature and landscape through creativity and the power of our imagination…’ 

This series is supported by the Ancient Connections community project fund. Ancient Connections is a three-year arts, heritage and tourism project linking North Pembrokeshire and North Wexford and celebrating the stories that connect these counties through culture and creativity. 

Community members from North Pembrokeshire, North Wexford and those who have connections with these regions and who are interested are invited to attend – suitable for writing pilgrims of all abilities (18+); to book your space, email Please note that spaces are limited.

Image provided by Ancient Connections

Kerry Steed is a creative writer, musician, performer and facilitator. She works with groups, organisations and charities to bring writing, creativity and wellbeing into people’s lives. She has delivered projects with Arts Council Wales, National Theatre Wales, Literature Wales, WOMAD Festivals, SPAN Arts, the VC Gallery and spacetocreate. In 2020 she began facilitating from her home in Pembrokeshire via Zoom to ensure that communities can stay creatively connected through this time.

Some testimonials:

‘I had a magnificent time, and heartily encourage you all to go to one of Kerry’s events if you get the chance.’  Emma

‘Thank you so much for this wonderful series of workshops. It was a lovely space each week to reflect and connect with the heart. A really rich experience.’ Joe

‘Wonderful to connect with others and to feel safe to do so and to share in these strange times… thank you for welcoming me so warmly and with such care, I feel complete again.’ Lynn

‘Having a regular workshop to attend each week offers me purpose and allows me to be creative when so much else feels destructive… I feel more focused and more confident to speak and share my work in a digital space.’ Emma

‘The sessions were enormously uplifting, they reinforced the value of enthusiasm and power of poetry as community energy. Kerry was truly inspirational, inclusive and most generous in her facilitation.’ Pippa

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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