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