Finders Keepers was a year long creative collaboration that began 21st June 2019 and ended 20th June 2020.

Inspired by the evocative words and images in The Lost Words of Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, we wanted to show that far from disappearing, these words can all be found in our outdoor spaces, if we only take the time to look.

The response across all ages was more than we could have hoped for.  Our Portals keep safe every memory, story, poem, drawing or song shared, and help strengthen the power of the words we find. Please take a wander through our Portals by clicking the Gateway link below – and enjoy!

Although this project is now finished, it gave wings to CORNUCOPIA, created in response to the Covid lock down. You can also still explore the FindersKeepers portals here.

More about Lost Words

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris share their thoughts about ‘Lost Words’ and the value in spending time outdoors

Seek Find Speak The Outdoor Theatre Companion to the Lost Words


Banner: SeekFindSpeak Barnes Common 2019. Photo: Sharon Morgan

Concept: Sharon Morgan

Images:  The Lost Words

Keeper Avatar: Ruth Afonso 

Website: Overbord Design

The Keeper would like to give special thanks to Anna Ridley, Jessica Woollard, Russell Morgan, Ruth Golby, and of course Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, without whom this project would have become well and truly ‘lost’.

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