POETRY READING: 100 YEARS OF THE WASTE LAND
17 NOVEMBER – 17 NOVEMBER 2022
THURS 17 NOV / 4.30–8PM / OPEN EYE GALLERY
(FREE TO DROP IN THROUGHOUT THE EVENING)
My nerves are bad tonight. Yes, bad. Stay with me.
Speak to me. Why do you never speak. Speak.
What are you thinking of? What thinking? What?
I never know what you are thinking. Think.
Come and join us in a collective reading of T.S.Eliot’s The Waste Land. We also welcome musicians who want to play a piece in celebration or response to the poem.
Open Eye Gallery is actively rethinking what a gallery can be. We invite you to get involved in a celebration of voices.
Come and join us on 17 November to take part in a shared reading of The Waste Land or to read your own poem that is inspired by T.S.Eliot’s modernist masterpiece.
Are you a reader of poetry?
Do you like to read aloud?
Are you part of a community group that would like to celebrate this poem together?
It is 100 years since this seminal work was published. T.S.Eliot’s long poem mixes voices, texts and reflects on themes of language, post-war alienation, death, and loss.
To read the poem follow this link: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47311/the-waste-land
To hear the poem being read by Alec Guinness follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcj4G45F9pw
The celebration will open with readings of poems inspired by The Waste Land as well as music. We will also share a digital display of photography that responds to its themes and ideas.
Wendy Smith, electroacoustic composer, will be making a field recording of The Waste Land rehearsal and event for possible future use in composition or new collaborative work.
To book a reading slot, and for more information about how you can get involved, contact Pauline Rowe: firstname.lastname@example.org