Wrap the town in Poetry!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Ledbury Poetry Festival and resident artist Jeanette has been asked to coordinate a project which will see artworks, bunting, poetry and banners displayed around the town of Ledbury. Residents at The Forbury as well as six other groups of people have begun to create a wonderful range of surprising, exciting and beautiful artworks. We’ve been writing poems including an amusing poem about our anecdotes of pet cats and a group poem written last year called Storm.  Also included is a poem written by Ron Lawson when he lived in the Forest of Dean called ‘Tis the Way it Was’.
A meeting Jeanette had  yesterday with the Manager of the Poetry Festival, where she brought The Forbury bunting and other items was very successful – “We really like this artwork, its absolutely beautiful’ said a delighted Phillippa Slinger.

Invitation To Wrap The Town In Poetry

We would like to invite you to take part in Wrap the Town in Poetry for the 20th Ledbury Poetry Festival. Our idea is make a big, colourful poetic splash in Ledbury, with poetry artworks being hung up, suspended, draped, fitted and decorating as much of Ledbury as we can manage, and we are inviting you to join in with us….

The work needs to be waterproof as it will be displayed outside, so you could think of what you might like to work on: pebbles and stones, cut out recycled plastic, reuse plastic bottles or containers, recycled fabric/clothing (maybe write/stitched on a clothing), paper which is laminated, or poems in sealed bags. These items might be strung together as bunting, objects that sit on the ground, posters to be displayed against walls, long ribbons of words (like a maypole), little plastic yogurt pots decorated with words hung from a tree branch…. Certain felt tips are waterproof such as Sharpies and you can mix PVA with poster paint to make acrylic paint.

Poems might be written/drawn/painted etc. they might be a line from or all of your favourite poem/s, a group poem, individual poems, short or long….


We would be delighted for you to take part!

Using the above ideas, create your own artwork, then deliver your art to The Ledbury Poetry Festival in The Master’s House by 31st May, 2016. We are also able to collect artwork from you. Please write on the parcel who it is from and your contact details.

For further information contact:

Jeanette McCulloch j_mcculloch_98@yahoo.com

or Phillippa Slinger manager@poetry-festival.co.uk 01531 634156

Thank You!

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