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Concrete and Gold – A Poem Inspired by WAAS

  • 29th October 2018

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service are delighted to present “Concrete and Gold” a poem  we commissioned from Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate, CJ.

 It was the idea of Victoria Bryant, Archive & Archaeology Manager. “I took CJ around the Hive  one sunny Saturday afternoon  in June this year.  We wandered through the light bright public areas and then went downstairs to look at some of the beautiful and strange things  in our archaeology and archive collections.  We chatted about time and people and landscapes  and the past, present and future. CJ went away and produced “Concrete and Gold”. It was so amazing that we felt we needed to capture CJ ‘s performance and so this short film was made.”

 We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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