'I think of my poems as paintings'

19 Feb 2015

Event times

7pm for drinks (followed by readings from 7.30pm)

Borough Road Gallery will be open between 7-7.30pm for a chance to see the current project 'Three Floors Down: In the Studio'.

Cost of entry

Free entry, booking strongly recommended. To book please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/i-think-of-my-poems-as-paintings-tickets-15352668244

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Borough Road Gallery

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Travel Information

  • Buses: 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 196, 333, 344, 360, 363, 453, 468, C10 and P5.
  • Train/Tube: Waterloo, London Bridge and Elephant & Castle
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Join artist and writer Fabian Peake, poet Dorothy Lehane, and LSBU Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Karlien van den Buekel, for an evening further exploring the relationship between poetry and painting.


This event celebrates the launch of a new small poetry publication, Writing Bomberg: Poetry & Voice at Borough Road Gallery, published by Borough Road Gallery. This follows an event of the same name in 2013, in which emerging poets created and performed new work in response to the exhibition David Bomberg: Objects of Collection, mentored by Dorothy Lehane.

Fabian Peake is an artist and writer. He has had solo exhibitions in Britain and internationally, and his most recent poetry publication is Loose Monk: Poems by Fabian Peake (Ridinghouse, 2014).  Peake’s poetry emerged out of his painting practice, he has commented on this relationship saying, ‘there is an unavoidable parallel between how I build a poem and the way I construct a painting.’ Peake has consistently committed himself to an experimental approach and has influenced a younger generation of artistic practitioners including Maria Zahle, Jess Flood-Paddock and Patrick Coyle. He taught at the fine art department of Manchester Metropolitan University for over thirty years where he was a popular and admired senior lecturer. Peake was a mentor for the Jerwood Painting Fellowship 2013, through which he met Borough Road Gallery’s Artist in Residence, Susan Sluglett, who was one of the three artists selected that year.


Rachel Fleming-Mulford

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Fabian Peake

Dorothy Lehane


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