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11 Dec 2018

Live Canon - Poems for the New Year

Live Canon has a very exciting installation running this Christmas and New Year, and I’m so excited to be a part of it!

Based on a poem of the same title by NJ Hynes, Health Tips for the Year Ahead is an installation in Nine Elms where the poems are everywhere - modern poets plaster the walls, short verses are prescribed in medicine bottles, the bike-powered gramophone is playing T S Eliot, and the bath is full of the complete works of Emily Dickinson. It’s an amazing space for people to come and enjoy and explore, and Live Canon are holding events there all throughout December and January. There’s mince pies and carol singing, children’s Poetry Parties with crafts, games, and songs, a Prosecco and Poetry New Year brunch, and an evening with Emily Dickinson, and much more, with a whole host of wonderful poets and actors involved in the different events.

The full programme of events is here:

Do come and explore, it’d be great to see you!


Yeah, she's got a pretty smile too.