Words in the Landscape Exhibition

Words in the Landscape 

22nd March to 19th April 

In this exhibition we share with you a selection of the words people have woven together during the Words in the Landscape project, part of Chase and Chalke. We have framed about 120 pieces from over 250 that people shared with us. We have received more poems and writing than we could frame and treasure them, all – thank you to all who have contributed.  

The aim is to help people connect with the beautiful landscapes of Cranborne Chase, as well as its history, culture and nature. Using the written and spoken word is a lovely way to do this. We have a few different elements: 

  • Poet in Residence Akulah Agbami’s Cherish poems 
  • Akulah’s Cherish community workshops  
  • Poetry Boxes placed out in the landscape over the summers of 2021 and 2022 
  • An Open Writing Competition for all ages last Autumn 
  • Festival of Words in October 2023 with performances of some of the above and commissioned pieces 


Words in the Landscape Exhibition Flyer


Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership Scheme

Chase & Chalke is a scheme of 20 projects set in the heart of Cranborne Chase National Landscape, working with many partner organisations, experts and local communities, and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We heavily rely on the dedication of our hundreds of wonderful volunteers.  

The purpose of the scheme is to foster greater connections between the outstanding landscapes, culture and history of Cranborne Chase, and the communities that live and work in it, as well as people visiting the area.    

Through creative and practical events and activities from 2020 to 2024 many hundreds of people and groups have been (and still are) involved in practical conservation work, walking festivals, star gazing, history, archaeology, art, writing, music and lots more. You can find out more about all this on the Cranborne Chase website here.

sketch of people out in the countryside