Ben Norris has written new pieces specifically for our Tatton Park garden, which explore the idea of the garden as a place of inherent ancestral and anthropological calm, its restorative value, and also its relationship to the city it will ultimately live within; not in opposition to the new and the urban, but in conversation with it. 

 Ben Norris is an award-winning Nottingham-born poet who now performs regularly at literary festivals and concert halls all over the UK. He has completed commissions for the Southbank Centre and IdeasTap, and his work has been published widely online and in print, as well as broadcast several times on BBC Radio 3.

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