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Poetry Landmarks of Britain

Public Art

1000 images of poetry and pictures

 

(Public Art)

details: This is a peaceful palce ina bustling corridor. It is a Millennium project so acts as a temporal landmark as well as a spacial one. It is a communi...
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"Possibility" - by Julia Copus

 

(Public Art)

details: A line of trees is the focal point for this bronze sculpture, which curls up out of the ground in two places, transforming into seats. The design inco...
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'Search and Create' - the Poetry Hunt at the Imperial War Museum, London. Part of the 'Poetry Place

 

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details: Described as 'a new and exciting departure for the Museum' and as 'imaginative and intriguing'. These poems engage adults and children alike. Hidden...
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'The Stamina of Sheep', including 'Romans' and the 'Thames Walk' in Havering.

 

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details: These poems, sited in various locations around Romford and Essex, give a powerful sense of place and history. There is (for example) a 'Thames Walk' ...
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A Chronicle of Nails by Dave Reeves

 

(Public Art)

details: A Chronicle of Nails; Transported; A Condensation of History are three original poems by Black Country born writer Dave Reeves written across 44 panes...
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A Conversation with Oscar Wilde

 

(Public Art)

details: Maggie Hambling's sculpture of Oscar Wilde depicts the writer with a cigarette in hand, popping his head up out of his granite sarcophagus for a chat....
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Arise

 

(Public Art)

details: The poem is a beautiful example of poetry that has been carved into the pavement and lies there quietly waiting to be discovered
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Beth's Poetry Trail

 

(Public Art)

details: Beth's Poetry Trail is being set up in the town of Belper, (a mill town in the heart of Derbyshire's 'Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site'), as a...
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Biggar Poetry Garden

 

(Public Art)

details: This garden represents flowers that occur in scots poetry. It has a bench to sit and enjoy the quiet atmosphere. It also has display boards where loca...
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Blackpool Cenotaph Remembrance Garden

 

(Public Art)

details: Because of Ruth Barker's poignant poem inscribed when the Garden was being restored recently.
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De La Warr Pavilion

 

(Public Art)

details: These two poems or text pieces expecially created for the windows of the beautiful modernist De La Warr Pavilion look out to sea and describe the view...
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Fearnought - a permenant exhibition

 

(Public Art)

details: Fearnought is a site specific trail of poetry set within the architecture of the best preserved workhouse in Great Britain. Discover poems as you tra...
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Found Out

 

(Public Art)

details: FOUND OUT at DEPARTURE a place to find time to open doors to feast your eyes FOUND on foot 649 COMMERCIAL ROAD by train ...
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Hewn by Dave Reeves

 

(Public Art)

details: Hewn is a specially commissioned poem from the Black Country born writer Dave Reeves. Carved into the giant sculptural seat The Guardian by sculptor ...
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Migrating Stone

 

(Public Art)

details: Although the stone was laid there recently it looks as if it has been there forever. The words are simple and beguiling and you can pick up a leaflet...
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Mowbray Park, Sunderland

 

(Public Art)

details: Mowbray Park includes poems on wood. stone and iron, poems written by poet-in-residence Linda France, poems written by Lewis Carroll (a frequent visit...
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Painting With Glass - Bakewell Library

 

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details: A series of poems about People in the Peak District on display in the library. Written in 2001 by David Fine as part of Year of The Artist, you can me...
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Poem 'Romans' by Mario Petrucci, with the extraordinary sculpture by David Gerstein at Gallows Corne

 

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Poems for the Waiting Room

 

(Public Art)

details: Poems for the Waiting Room offers poems selected chiefly (but not exclusively) for healthcare waiting rooms. The poems come as small posters for displ...
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Poems in the Waiting Room

 

(Public Art)

details: Poems in the Waiting Room (PitWR) is a registered charity (1099033) which supplies poetry pamphlets for patients waiting to see their doctor. The pati...
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Poems on the Underground

 

(Public Art)

details: Poems on the Underground, founded in 1986, is supported by LUL, Arts Council England and the British Council. Poems are selected and the programme adm...
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Polesworth Poets Trail

 

(Public Art)

details: The Polesworth Poets Trail, builds on the Heritage of Poetry in Polesworth, Through Michael Drayton, Ben Jonson and John Donne, through art installati...
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Ridge and Furrow

 

(Public Art)

details: Ridge and Furrow is a poem by Janet Applegarth inscibed onto a curvaceous oak bench by John Applegarth. Both bench and poem are a link between people ...
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Saint Thomas Community School's Stained-glass window featuring KILVEY HILL a poem by Welsh poet Pete

 

(Public Art)

details: It is incorporated into the public area of a brand-new school in Wales. The window is by leading Welsh artist Catrin Jones and the poet, Peter Thabit...
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Sandhurst Memorial Park

 

(Public Art)

details: The Memory Tree November 2005 - haiku encounter workshops run by paul conneally in the skatepark in the Coffe Spot cafe in the park and community h...
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Shardeloes Road Poem

 

(Public Art)

details: The Sharedeloes Road Poem is one short but uplifting verse written along a 200 yard stretch of wall in stainless steel letters four foot high and thr...
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Speakers Corner at The Media Centre

 

(Public Art)

details: Acclaimed Liverpool poet Eleanor Rees has written a poem, ‘Nameless Poem’, for Speakers Corner; the public are invited to respond to the refrain "Tell...
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Sun Scroll

 

(Public Art)

details: Sun Scroll is a 7 metre diameter stainless steel spiral sculpture located on Tottenham Marshes in Lee Valley Regional Park. It is unique collaboration...
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Sun Scroll - By Anita Rivera

 

(Public Art)

details: Sculptor, Anita Rivera deconstructed poetic text written by Year 2 pupils from St. Paul’s & All Hallows Primary School in order to make a 7 metre stai...
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The Memory Wall

 

(Public Art)

details: A wonderful piece of public poetry in a new school, written by the poet Linda France.
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The Spennymoor Letters

 

(Public Art)

details: 10 poems, made by local people with the help of Ira Lightman, in the shape of letters. An S, a P, an E, an N, aother N, a Y, an M, an O, another O, an...
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The Spennymoor Signs

 

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details: Companion pieces to The Spennymoor Letters. 3 town boundary signs with all the surnames of the town people laser-cut into them. The mix of family name...
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Warwickshire Cricket Ground

 

(Public Art)

details: Great poem about a great game.
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Waterloo Station leading to IMAX

 

(Public Art)

details: To find poetry in this underpass is both an enormous surprise and a great pleasure. The walk through this otherwise rather unpleasant underground tunn...
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We named the baby after you Peter

 

(Public Art)

details: A flyposted poem written and featured by the artist in an art installation for 'This is Not a Gateway' Festival
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