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Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds – Closing Celebration

14 Aug 2021

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Saturday
12:00 – 18:00

Free admission

PEER

London, United Kingdom

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  • 243, 55, 76
  • Old Street

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An afternoon of celebrations to mark the end of Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds during which Stephen Watts will read a series of his own poems from his latest publication, Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds published by Prototype.

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This event will take place at PEER. No booking is required.

Join us for an afternoon of celebrations to mark the end of Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds. To mark the occasion, Stephen Watts will read a series of his own poems from his latest publication, Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds published by Prototype. The accompanying black & white 16mm artists' essay film The Republics by Huw Wahl will also be available to view on PEER’s website from 2- 14 August and will be on view at PEER on the day.

The exhibition will be open at both PEER and Shoreditch Library and refreshments will be available.

Click here for more information on The Republics film and to view from 2 – 14 August.

Stephen Watts is a poet, editor and translator, with family roots in the Italian Alps. He has lived in Whitechapel since the mid 1970s. He has worked extensively as a poet in schools, hospitals and community groups in East and North London, often with a focus on social issues. He has read his own work internationally, including in in Sibiu, Bucharest, Milan, Ravenna and Syria. His poetry has also been translated into Arabic, Persian, Czech, Bengali, Finnish, Slovenian, and other languages. Watts has gathered together the collection of poems included in Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds.


Huw Wahl is an artist filmmaker born in London in 1985. His award winning work has been screened internationally, featured in magazines Sight and Sound and The Wire, and received funding from organisations such as The Henry Moore Foundation, ACE, and the RPS.

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