An interactive poetry installation, conceived and curated by Helen Eastman and Anna Bruder, and inspired by a poem by NJ Hynes.
Now that we’re in the new year, perhaps it’s time to turn to three thousand years of poetry for some advice, humour, solace and wisdom. In this installation, surround yourself with poems writ large on the walls, take time to listen to some poetry vinyl, self-medicate from the poetry prescriptions and pop some poetry pills to make it all a little better. Or maybe hop onto a bike and power some poetry palliatives…
You can pop in to browse, hang out, be inspired, nurse a hangover or write back to the poems in the installation. Add your new year’s resolutions to the exhibition (in haiku form) and help us start 2019 as we mean to go on.
In addition, the exhibition will host a number of special events, including:
Emily Dickinson night
Come and enjoy a performance of the works of Emily Dickinson by the Live Canon Ensemble. This is a one-off event taking place on Saturday Jan 19, 6pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £10 via http://www.livecanon.co.uk/
Bring the family along to StudioRCA on Nine Elms Lane for a poetry party for children aged 5-7. All ages can join in with poems, songs, rhymes, poetry pass the parcel, haiku balloons, rhyming hats and poetry party bags!
Run by Live Canon, who have run poetry performances and workshops for children and families across the UK at theatres and festivals, including Wilderness, Latitude, the V&A, The Horniman Museum and the British Museum.
This event will take place on the following dates:
Tickets: £6 per child (accompanying adults free) via http://www.livecanon.co.uk/
Studio RCA, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 5AU
Start date: 01/12/2018
End date: 20/01/2019
Open from 11:00 to 17:00