Author: Age Cymru
Published on 22 July 2016 11:00 AM
Our friend, the north Wales artist Elizabeth Ashworth has published a new book of poetry inspired by five older people who share a love of art.
‘Do Not Go Gentle – Interviews and Poems on Creativity in Older Age’ is a collection of works about Dymphna Darcey, Lloyd Jones, Beverley Bell-Hughes, John Wynne Morris and Elfyn Jones.
Elizabeth from Llanfairfechan interviewed all five for her book which contains profiles of each artist from their early childhood to older age.
She also wrote pieces of poetry based on their life stories in different forms including free verse and haiku.
Our Gwanwyn arts festival for over 50s commissioned Elizabeth to produce the book as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations.
“I’m absolutely overjoyed with the book and it has been a joy to work with Elizabeth who is such a talented individual on this thought-provoking project”, says Emma Robinson who runs Gwanwyn.