"The Lightfoot Letters are remarkable historical documents which provide a detailed portrait of working class life in Widnes in 1923. Artist Maria Walker bought the letters in an antique shop, was enthralled by them and created a body of artwork around them. When she later met poet Angela Topping, and a collaboration was begun, she was not to know that Angela was the daughter of one of the letter writers, Peter Lightfoot. The exhibition explores the letters through a range of different textile art and poetry , to create an amazing fusion of ideas."
Exhibition runs from the 13th August to the 17th September 2011 at the Brindley , High St, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1BG.
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