Words for Birds, a collection of poetry and animal imagery, on show at Hexham’s Queen’s Hall is due to be followed up by the publication of a book next month.

Tynedale poets, Tom Moody and Robin Moss, joined forces with local artists, Fran Garcia and Victoria Holt Di Meo, for the exhibition, which runs until March 21.

And a book to go along with the exhibition will be published on March 17.

Describing the project as ‘a long time coming’, the creatives set about illustrating their shared love for nature, after attending the same groups.

The process evolved with the foursome taking inspiration from one another; a picture often sparking a poem and vice versa.

The creators describe the words and images as meaning different things to different people, the swifts, for example, evoke images of childhood for Tom whilst Robin speaks of migration as a metaphor for long-term relationships.

Artist Fran, a wood work enthusiast, stressed: “You do not have to be a birdwatcher to appreciate the beauty of a species all round you.”

The exhibition has been well-received by the public so far.

Tickets for the book launch, where a reading and signing will take place, are available at the Queen’s Hall box office and online at queenshall.co.uk.