Tynedale poets, Tom Moody and Robin Moss, together with local artists, Fran Garcia and Victoria Holt Di Meo, (pictured) will launch their eagerly-awaited book, Words for Birds, on Tuesday, March 17 at Hexham Library, inside the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre.

The creatives have come together in their shared love for birds to produce a book filled with poetry and illustrated with art work.

The book launch follows an exhibition of animal imagery and accompanied poetry, displayed at the Queen’s Hall, which will run until March 21, having already enjoyed success throughout the month of February.

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

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