This July, our 2018 Poet in Residence, Nikki Bennett presents her work across the cathedral. Nikki writes:
“It has been an honour and a privilege to be the first Poet in Residence at Chester Cathedral. As a lay person, I wondered how I would feel entering into this vast building and embracing its structure, history, visible beauty and elegance, and also its hidden places and lesser known spaces.
Over the past year I have attended not only grand, magnificent events but also quieter intimate ones. I have studied everything from the hugeness of the nave to the smaller statues. I have been asked to write for some special occasions, and written from my own interest or feelings, and I have enjoyed the challenge.
I hope you enjoy finding the poems in the cathedral, on the trail, and can come to hear more poems at my reading on the Saturday 13 July.”
The Poet in Residence Trail is open normal cathedral hours.
Please note, due to a private service, the cathedral is closed until 1pm on Saturday 20 July (with the exception of the cloisters, Refectory Café and Gift Shop).