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Works with Words

Exmoor Oral History Project with Heritage South West Trust and the British Library | autumn 2021

Mr Jelley will be launching two heritage trails in Dulverton on 11th September 2021 drawing on the audio archives created by Birdie Jonson around the millennium. Her interviews captured the voices of Exmoor with memories of working in the great estates of Northmoor and Pixton. Tours are at 11am and 2pm with specialist audio equipment provided.


Booking essential here as numbers are limited.

These audio trails will be publicly available and free after this date.

Beaford Arts North Devon 2018 - 2019

Artist residency with Beaford culminating in the Peddling Poetry Project - live from May - August 2019 along the Tarka Trail.

more on the peddling poetry page here


Lorna Doone Festival and Hydrophobic Poetry

Mr Jelley is working with 7 schools across Exmoor to create Weather Word Poetry inspired by Exmoor and the novel. A selection of the poems will be installed in several locations across Exmoor and hopefully beyond.

more on the Lorna Doone page here


Storywalks at Museum of Somerset

Hundreds (517 this year!) of pupils have come to Taunton this winter / spring 2019 to experience Storywalks through the Making Somerset gallery. 

more on the Storywalk pages here

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Exmoor Poetry Boxes publication
Exmoor Poetry Boxes
Coleridge Way QR codes
Poetry Boxes Tarr Steps
Lay lines at Cothlestone
Poetry Books
The Holy Well
Poetry Boxes
Into the trees
Poetry Ramble
Laser etched word cloud
porlock school poetry

Audio Road Trip 

A curious concept of site responsive audio which has already taken Mr Jelley to the European Space Agency (no joke). The project is in its kernel stages at the moment, but there are big plans, though off world was not one of them.


Daisi - Devon Arts works of 2018

Works commissioned by Daisi to connect local pupils with poetry in response to place, more specifically St Martins Island in the heart of Exeter. Workshops included some digital malarky's with as well as Hydrophobic poetry and a crazy Storywalk which involved pupils creatively writing new cures for warts - it was messy!  See news for more about how these projects went.

Taunton-ness - arts commission 2017


Six weeks residency to ascertain what 'Taunton-ness' may be for both visitors and residents. With Taunton Teasing Tags and new Poetry Boxes out in June, plus a survey to tickle answers from your sub conscious!

Poetry Boxes - from Coleridge way to Lynmouth Pavilion and on to the Tarka Trail


Little tins with a book and a pencil inside to inspire and harvest words from passersby.



Storywalks© - unchain your literacy


creative writing with locative and GIS technologies.

Poetry Pin© - geolocated poetry


Digital trails geolocating poetry

Coleridge Way - QR Code poetry

36 miles of QR codes along the Coleridge Way in Somerset, each is a poem written by a different pupil.

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