Saturday, 22 March 2014

Jawspring Sprung!

Photo - M.Ezra
Yesterday we celebrated World Poetry Day with a fantastic party at the Village Hall Gallery Wimbledon. The Gallery was packed out with artists, poets and culture vultures from all over the UK and further afield. For many of the poets it was the first time that they had seen what the artists had created from their written work. It was a chance to meet new people as well as catch up with friends.

Danish artist Eskild Beck and Nexus gallery owner Kent Lauritsen were the furthest travellers all the way from Aabenraa but as always celebrity splicer Melanie Ezra and sushi laureate Daniel Leek made the long journey from Swansea to be with us.

Gallery Manager -
Tahira Mandarino
A special thank you to the Merton Poets who treated us to a fabulous performance of their exhibition poems as well as one or two extra treats, Keith Drake in particular made a big splash with his homage to Marcel Duchamp. They were expertly corralled by fellow poet John Grant and filmed by Andy V Frost so we'll post some footage when it's been edited.

As an organiser it is hard to process the sentiments that rush through me at this time. It is with huge appreciation though that I say thank you, to all the people who were there, to those that believed in another project however harebrained and for making World Poetry Day 2014 a day to remember.


The Gallery with be open for two more days -
Saturday 22nd March - 11am to 4pm
Sunday 23rd March - 1 to 4pm

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