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This summer — a masterpiece of medieval English literature is coming back to life

Written almost 650 years ago by William Langland, Piers Plowman enters the mind of a wanderer, Will, as he falls asleep in the Malvern Hills, dreams of a ‘fair field full of folk’ and embarks on a quest to find Truth. Conceived and produced by multi-award-winning arts company Penned in the Margins, Fair Field re-imagines Piers Plowman for the twenty-first century through site-responsive performances, an exhibition at the National Poetry Library, educational workshops and more. Fair Field invites you to enter the psychedelic dreamscape of Piers Plowman — to explore a world of inequality, political corruption and spiritual crisis that is uncannily like our own.

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Show dates

30 June & 1 July LEDBURY Poetry Festival
7 & 8 July LONDON Shoreditch Town Hall

Exhibition dates

11 May - 9 July 2017 National Poetry Library


Conceived and produced by Penned in the Margins. Co-commissioned by Ledbury Poetry Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and King's College London Cultural Institute.