From Saturday 16th March, TAAG will host a two-week exhibition of artwork and accompanying poetry. This will be the 6th consecutive year that Teignmouth Poetry Festival has filled the galleries with collaborative work – the result of many months in which visual artists and poets have focused together on one particular theme. This year it’s ‘Song & Dance’ – expect vibrant colours, movement, lyricism…
All five previous exhibitions have been spectacularly successful; visitors to Teignmouth, staying in town for the Festival, have been hugely impressed with the quality of work on show and by the Arts Quarter generally.
On the opening night, Sat 16th March, Teignmouth’s own shanty crew, the Back Beach Boyz, will raise the roof in the Festival’s first Fringe event. And on Saturday 23rd March the Festival itself comes to TAAG when many of the poets involved will read the poems on display; this free event was one of last year’s highlights.
Full details of the Poetry Festival, which is supported by National Lottery funding through Arts Council England and the Town Council, are on the website www.poetryteignmouth.com . Tickets for all Festival events are available from the Teignmouth Pavilions box office.
Saturday 16 March to Friday 29 March
Art inspired by Poetry / poetry inspired by Art
Exhibition on a theme of ‘Song &d Dance’
Saturday 16 March - 6.00 - 8.00pm
Song & Dance Exhibition launch including songs of the sea from the Back Beach Boyz
Saturday 23 March 4:30 - 5:30pm
Reading - Art and Poetry - Song & Dance’
This informal reading was a highlight of last year’s Festival.
Many voices - some well known, others less so - will speak from all corners of the galleries, confronting or conversing with over 40 artworks on display. Collaborating on a theme of ‘Song & Dance’ an invited group of visual artists and poets have ben working towards the Festival’s own exhibition. Artists have responded to new poems donated by our Festival guest poets and others, and thge invited poets have been writing to new work, both 2D and 3D, from the artists. Be prepared for an hour of sheer delight.