Litany of the Meadows

From poet and awenydd Lorna Smithers: "I share these poems which give voice to the intrinsic value of meadows and bees, their worth to the gods, and to the threat of their extinction"

Spirit of the Aquifer

From Lorna Smithers: An article, poem and story based around the breaching of the aquifer beneath Castle Hill during the building of Riversway Dockland and the loss of the water-dragon who was its guardian spirit.

Lancashire Says FRACK OFF!

From Lorna Smithers: After a tense five days, the people of Lancashire win their fight against fracking and for democracy.

Industrialisation and Radicalism in Preston

From Lorna Smithers: Account of the industrialisation of Preston and the radical movements which have opposed it and fought for political reform. Due to the threat of fracking Preston continues to be a centre of conflict today.

Lost Watercourses and Resacredization

Lorna Smithers traces the lost watercourses of her locality and explores telling the stories of her landscape as an affirmation of the sacred and means of defying capitalism's commodification of nature.

Proud of Preston

A poem by Lorna Smithers, the call of her local river goddess, Belisama, to the people of the city of Preston, which became the Preston Guild Poem in 2012.