Imagined Worlds 'Kubla Khan' art exhibition at Coleridge Cottage in May

Imagined Worlds 'Kubla Khan' art exhibition at Coleridge Cottage

During May visitors to the National Trust's Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey will have a unique opportunity to see an innovative exhibition of artworks inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous and visionary poem 'Kubla Khan'.

During the past year the Friends of Coleridge have been celebrating the bicentenary of the first publication of the poem in 1816.

Somerset Art Works managed this exciting venture in which artists were invited to create a painting inspired by 'Kubla Khan' under the theme 'Imagined Worlds'. The Friends were delighted with the high quality and innovative approaches of many of the region's foremost artists. A selection of their outstanding artworks has been on display in Taunton and Bath.

On 4 May the exhibition comes to Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey, where Coleridge lived for a period of three years during which he wrote much of his most memorable poetry.

This exciting and stimulating exhibition, curated by Jon England and Somerset Art Works, will be on show to visitors in the Garden Room, Coleridge Cottage, Thursdays to Mondays, 11am to 5pm, 4 May to 22 May. Normal admission prices apply.

Other events to celebrate the bicentenary have included a programme of poetry, walks, talks, film and competitions. This highly successful project has been supported by the Arts Council, Somerset Artworks and Somerset Film.