Event

Painting your Reality: Poetry from Art

13 Mar 2016

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 – 17:00
Thursday
12:00 – 17:00
Friday
12:00 – 17:00
Saturday
12:00 – 17:00
Sunday
12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Registration: £28 / £22 Members of The Poetry Society, Members of the Freud Museum, Students and Concessions.

Freud Museum

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Finchley Road
  • Nearest tube: Finchley Road, 5 min walk from Museum
  • Finchley Road & Frognal , 5 min walk from Museum

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In this workshop we will explore how the visual arts can help us write what is real for us, using art to celebrate our lives and perhaps approach difficult material.

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Poetry workshop with Pascale Petit

Frida Kahlo painted her reality in images that are magical, harrowing and often surreal. In this workshop we will explore how the visual arts can help us write what is real for us, using art to celebrate our lives and perhaps approach difficult material. Images of modern artworks will be used as stimuli for poems, and we will read inspiring examples by contemporary poets.

Pascale Petit is a poet living in Cornwall. Her sixth collection Fauverie was shortlisted for the 2014 T S Eliot Prize, and poems from it won the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize. Her fifth collection What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo was shortlisted for both the T S Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year, and was a Book of the Year in the Observer. Pascale has had four collections shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and chosen as Books of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement, Independent and Observer. She is the recipient of a Cholmondeley Award. Bloodaxe will publish her seventh collectionMama Amazonica in 2017. 

In association with The Poetry Society 

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