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.