Lydia Sharpe has always loved to write poetry. She finds inspiration in her menagerie of farm animals, the interesting people she meets and the natural world. Lydia studied BA English Literature with Creative Writing at Bangor University, Wales and achieved a 1st. She believes that poetry is one of the most truthful and freest forms of writing allowing for a profound level of self-expression and reflection. Lydia is currently studying for a Masters in English Literature, expanding her knowledge of the subject that she loves!
In addition to being a writer, Lydia is a keen athlete. She feels freest when running in the mountains, out in the natural world where there is plenty to inspire the next poem! Lydia’s best achievements so far have been to compete for Team GB in the European Mountain Running Championships in Bulgaria in July 2013 and again at the European Championships in France in 2014, where her team won silver.
Lydia was lucky enough to be amongst one of the few young people to have had their poem selected from a poetry contest back in 2011 by Ronald Beckett, to be performed in the Sick Song Suite. Lydia, an Arcady Emerging Artist in 2013, has been privileged to have been able to continue to write poems for Ronald Beckett, who has put more than 20 of them to music for Arcady’s next Emerging Artists.