D.H. Lawrence ‘Piano’ Digital Resource KS4

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In May 2022, with the support of funding bodies including the National Heritage Lottery Fund and ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Award, Nottingham City Museums was able to acquire the last known portrait of the writer D.H. Lawrence (1885-1939) by Joep Nicolas and to display it at Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire.

A digital version of this portrait can be downloaded below.

To support this important acquisition, we have created three video resources for secondary schools to support their teaching of ‘Piano’ by D.H. Lawrence.

Click on the videos below to view.



Part 1: Introduction-Routes in to Working as a Poet.

Poet and theatre maker Matt Miller talks about their career progression and offers advice and ideas on how to progress as a freelance poet and performer.

Part 2: Exploring the Poem ‘Piano’

Filmed in the parlour of the D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum, Matt Miller explores the poem ‘Piano’.

Part 3: Writing a Poem about a Memory.

Matt Miller leads the group through a series of activities to help them build, create and edit their own poems about a memory.

Part 4: Tour of the D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum

Downloadable Resources

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