London Lines (2013)

A collaboration with Southbank Centre, commissioning one poet from each of London's 33 boroughs.

London Lines was a collaboration with Southbank Centre. We asked one poet from each of London's 33 boroughs to write a new poem exploring something of their post Olympic, mid austerity sense of life in the capital. Some poems were written individually, some were written by poets leading community groups. The poems were then handed over to artists who embodied the poems in various ways round the Southbank Centre campus. We had poems on murals, poems projected in light, poems on a cafe peg board ... and over one weekend in July, we built a version of London out of poem postcards.

Follow the progress of the project here.

And this is a flicky book PDF of all the poems produced during the project.

Gallery photos (c) Belinda Lawley

The Poets

A list of all the participating poets and their boroughs