Today I attended an event at Cromford Mills in Matlock, Derbyshire.

This has been a heritage project through Nottingham University, looking at the cotton trade and also the untold stories of slavery.

Cromford Mills is definitely worth a visit, lots to see and learn about the weaving industry.

Wall hangings, songs, stories, and an anthology of poetry were the culmination of the project. I had two poems in the anthology and was lucky enough to be invited along to read them.

It was a moving, thought provoking and educational visit – so much talent from many communities.

I will definitely visit again!