Annually DAN (Droitwich Arts Network) artists exhibit their work in the Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall, for the past few years (long before I was a poet), teams of poets have descended on the NT property to write ekphrastic poetry. For the past 2 years I have had the pleasure of organising that side of the event alongside the Chair of DAN and several committee members.
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Earlier this month I had an exciting meeting with the DAN Chair, Helen Karakashian at Park’s Cafe. Several new elements have been included this year:
- Poets are being asked to display framed poems to sit amongst the artworks.
- Whilst at the Exhibition there will be (we hope) a designated area where poets can scribe initial thoughts and leave them for visitors to read.
This year the exhibition is also running for a week longer than before. Last year there were over 3350 visitors.
Just like last year the poets will then meet with the artists to celebrate at Park’s Cafe in December at a special reading which will be open to the public, where there will be a screening of the art which inspired our words.
The DAN Exhibition at Hanbury Hall will be open to the public from the 10th October.
My Poems from Hanbury Hall DAN Exhibitions:
2015 – Fragile Houses Published by V. Press (2016)
Little Blue Hut
Not Yet Home
2017 – Moxie Cheltenham Poetry Festival Anthology Pittville Press