Poetry at the museum is growing and our plans are ambitious.
We have dates in the diary for the next “What’s On” gallery performances. They are April 13th, May 11th and June 15th. We shall soon have our own dedicated place on the museum website to promote our work.
I shall lead an introductory workshop “From art to poetry, making poetry at the museum” on April 21st 10.30 – 3.30.
Looking further ahead to the summer holiday period, we will be putting on week day lunch time recitals every week through August in the lecture theatre. These will be paid events.
I shall lead a two day summer school in August on poetry at the museum.
We aim to continue coverage of upcoming exhibitions. We will offer performances towards the end of the exhibitions to give us a chance to visit and study works before we write and perform. As before there will be a mixture of exhibition and outside exhibition performances.
In June there will be a Master Drawings and a Stradivarius exhibition.
This autumn, September to January, there will be a Henry Moore and Francis Bacon exhibition.
Moving ahead to 2014 there will be a Manet and Modigliani exhibition from February to June.
The big one for us will be the Blake exhibition from November 2014 –February 2015.
We also plan paid performance events in the atrium.
Poet Object Title
Vahni Capildeo Rm. 15 : Lucera bronzes #7, 'Dog or Wolf'. Dog or Wolf
Paul Surman Room 7 Money: HOARD
Giles Watson Room 39 Cittern and Virginal
Diana Moore Eastern Art "And here we have..."
David Olsen the Stradivarius violin. “A Silent Messiah”,
Nick Owen 14 Century
Room (1st Floor)
A very Christian Goddess. Italy
Poet Object/place Title
Dr J McGowan Egyptian room Pharoah’s concubine
Nick Owen Egyptian Room Death mask
Giles Watson Waterhouse (PreRaphaelite room) Ariadne
Paulette Mae Dancer looking at the sole of her right foot (WA 1950.8) by Edgar Degas twist
Vahni Capildeo Rm 48 #83 Jan Jansz. van de Velde III [still life with glass of beer]. A Table of My Own