Video, 2 mins
Distant Lands: Spitting in the Steel by Gav Roberts
Sheffield's industrial heritage
23 Oct 2013 12:00
As part of the 2013 Steel Centenary celebrations, Gav Roberts was one of five local poets commissioned by Now Then Magazine to write a new piece of work. The poems were themed around a distant land renowned for its relationship with Sheffield steel and the city's industrial heritage. These commissioned pieces were then translated into the native language of the distant lands in question.
The aim was for these final pieces and their accompanying translations to convey a sense of changing time and place, but also a shared history and commonality through the experience of living in cities with strong relationships to manufacturing and industry.
- Written and performed by Gav Roberts
- Now Then Magazine, Sheffield
- Part of Off the Shelf Festival of Words