Sunday, September 23, 2007

"Film Poems" at the Southbank Centre: Saturday 6th October

O Dreamland: Film Poems at BFI Southbank

To coincide with National Poetry Day a group of poets will perform work written in response to films in the BFIs brand new Mediatheque. BFI Mediatheque is a unique access point for hundreds of titles from the National Film and Television Archive. Throughout August and September, 10 poets have been writing in response to titles from Essentially British, one the Mediatheque collections. Isobel Dixon's poem O Dreamland sits alongside Lyndsay Anderson's free cinema hymn to the macabre pleasures of Margate's Dreamland attraction, as well as responding to this year's National Poetry Day theme, Dreams.

Other poets taking up the challenge include Ann Sansom, Roddy Lumsden, Jane Draycott, Graham Mort, Luke Heeley and Simon Barraclough.

The event is on the 6th October at 6.30pm, BFI Southbank in London, and will combine performance with screenings. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved through the BFI Box Office (telephone 0207 928 3232 or reserve tickets online at

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