Monday, 1 February 2010


Hello again. I mentioned in an earlier post that Helen and I have some poems that are going to be used in a project relating to 'Women and Warfare'; we now have the details!

The exhibition as a whole is called 'Exploding Poetry' and runs from 9 February to 6 March 2010 (open Tues to Sat 10-5) at Bank Street Arts Centre in Sheffield. Our poems will be part of the 'Women and Warfare' audio installation: a four channel audio-visual project of 30 minutes delivered through four DVD players. The piece has been developed using Vaughan-William's 'Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis' as a structure, although it contains no actual music, as such. Instead, there are ambient sounds, resonant of war, which bind the four channels together and follow roughly the dynamics of the Vaughan-Williams piece.

As well as the audio piece, the exhibition occupies four other gallery spaces with fine art exhibits, digital poems, poetry objects to play with and a 'Poetry Lounge' which will have poetry filling the walls. The ideais to create a 'poetry environment' which stimulates people to write.

The exhibition is the 'brainchild' of Noel Williams, who, a year ago, was given a residency in creative writing (mainly poetry) by Bank Street Arts Centre.

We are looking forward to going and hope that some of you might make it too, at some point. If you do go, let us know what you think. We'll 'post' again when we've been!


  1. Wow, that's fantastic you two - well done!! I hope I'll be able to make an opportunity to get across to Sheffield and experience it!

  2. Fab! I wish I could make it to the exhibition...