Recently I visited the beautiful city of Rome. The sights and the people were wonderful but one thing you cannot help but notice is the people’s pride in being from Rome, which is so similar to the pride of those of us living in Huddersfield.
After first arriving in Huddersfield I was overwhelmed with the pride of the place and how its inhabitants go to so much effort to celebrate their humble home. Festivals like the Festival of Light and our very own Huddersfield Literature Festival aim to celebrate Huddersfield in different and exciting ways.
Ted Hughes and the Yorkshire countryside
To revel in the heritage of Huddersfield, this year we’re going to present a panel discussion about Ted Hughes and his love of the Yorkshire countryside, courtesy of the Elmet Trust (Sunday 17 March, 2.00pm). A home-grown talent, Hughes is one of the most prolific and relevant writers of his time. Although he is most known for his controversial relationship with fellow writer Sylvia Plath, much of Hughes writing was actually influenced by his time in Yorkshire, which can been seen throughout his collection of work.
If you would like to become more familiar with the works of Ted Hughes, you can purchase his book of poetry, Birthday Letters, from one of the two branches of Waterstones in Huddersfield for £7.69. Tickets to this event will be on sale soon at Waterstones and Huddersfield Library or online through the Huddersfield Town Hall box office.