Monday, 22 July 2013

LONDON LINES POETRY MAP





At the weekend we finished an installation for the Southbank Centre and Jaybird Live Literature  London Lines: a project featuring poetry from all of London’s 33 boroughs, exhibited as part of Southbank Centre’s four-month long Festival of Neighbourhood which runs until 8 September. 
Members of the public were invited to come to Southbank Centre to write a memory, story, thought or idea about a London borough that meant something to them on special cards created by ourselves. The written cards were then used by the 22 poets as inspiration for their final poem, which was written overnight on Saturday. 
On Sunday all the cards and the final 33 poems were installed on The Clore Ballroom in a giant 3-D map of the city and there were live readings of the poems by the poets who participated in the project. Members of the public can walk through and explore the installation until midday Wednesday 24th July when the installation will be dismantled and the cards archived.



Wednesday, 3 July 2013

LONDON LINES SOUTHBANK CENTRE



Get Connected: 

Saturday 20 July – Sunday 21 July

Poems inspired by London’s boroughs are popping up all over Southbank Centre. Come and see if you can find them and help us grow our poetry map.

Jaybird Live Literature and Southbank Centre have asked poets from London’s boroughs to come up with their own vision of this 21st-century capital city. Their poems have then been handed over to artists – muralists, film-makers, architects and more – who in turn have created their own visual interpretations. These artworks are being exhibited across Southbank Centre throughout the summer for London Lines programme for the Festival of Neighbourhood.

We will be building a giant poetry map of the city winding itself around the Clore Ballroom the weekend 20 July - 21 July. Members of the public will be invited to leave a thought or a memory of a London borough that they have a close connection to on a card to contribute to a paper installation that connects their neighbourhood. Poets connected to each of the London boroughs will compose poems based upon public participation, to be revealed Sunday 21st July.

Our design for this participatory installation  draws inspiration from designers Charles and Ray Eames who created a popular picture-card deck 'House of Cards' with six interlocking slots on each card that enable each player to build the house of cards of their dreams.

More details:  http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/london-lines-1000389