Our Isles: Poems celebrating the art of rural trades and traditions

By Angus D. Birditt and Lilly Hedley

From baker, beekeeper and birdwatcher to falconer, farrier and forager, join poet Angus and printmaker Lilly as they explore the British Isles, uncovering and celebrating our crafts and traditions. 

This collection of poetry and printmaking aims to capture and celebrate the heritage and craftsmanship of the British Isles. The book comprises of thirty poems with accompanying black and white linocut prints.

In this book, Angus and Lilly draw attention to traditional, artisan crafts of particular importance as many are in danger of becoming ‘extinct’ and there is a fear that, without recognition, aspects of our cultural heritage will disappear. This is a timely celebration of rural lifestyle.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 05 Mar 2020
Pages: 96
ISBN: 978-1-911641-35-3
Angus D. Birditt is a poet, writer, photographer and food producer with a background in history of art and the food industry. Under his portfolio, \'Our Isles\', he writes and photographs around the British Isles, capturing and celebrating its history and our ever-evolving relationship with the landscape. With Lilly, he co-founded The Bridge Lodge in North Wales.Lilly Hedley is an illustrator, printmaker and food producer based in North Wales. In 2016, Lilly co-founded the multi award-winning foraging food company, The Bridge Lodge, with Angus. She was recently included in the Business Wales \'Top 30 People Under 30\' in Wales.