26th October 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
North Sea To The East – Performance of poetry with projected art
John Powls is a long-established writer with a broad ambit encompassing journalism, drama and contributions to other artists’ books.
But above all he is a landscape poet with a considerable body of published and exhibited work who has long and frequent experience of performing this, including on television and radio.
In developing his particular heritage of language, John aims to innovate in realising his themes on the page – including with design – and in performance. He is fascinated by the interplay of anticipation, memory and experience.
‘North Sea To The East’ is John’s poetic response to his native area from his earliest years to revisiting now as a pensioner.
It roves over the hills, moors and dales of North Yorkshire and walks the heritage coastline as well as embracing the Teesside ‘island’ of football and work representing the sweat and skill of generations set in that ocean of green, blue and grey.
Free event. No booking required.