- Adaptation and Resilience
- Climate Education and public awareness & participation
- Loss and Damage, Migration, Displacement & Human Mobility
Circles, Cycles, Currency and Breath
Culture Perth and Kinross are delighted to welcome Scottish spoken word artist Rebecca Sharp to lead a poetry workshop to support COP26.
Seeds of change
Join writer and interdisciplinary artist Rebecca Sharp in creating seed-poems as activating objects. Rebecca has designed this workshop especially for Culture Perth and Kinross’ wider Libraries programme for COP26, drawing inspiration from her most recent collection, ‘Rough Currency’. She will be addressing themes of cycles, sustainability, healing and energy.
Rebecca will be exploring the techniques of shape or ‘concrete’ poetry, working with the visual placement of words on the page. You will then be guided to create your own circular poem, working with wildflower seed paper.
The workshop also explores ideas of breath and voice. Since Covid19, we are all more keenly aware of our health and vulnerabilities, as well as the urgent need to take better care of the planet. Rebecca will give you tips and confidence for speaking your poem aloud (optional, nothing scary!), exploring the power of individual and collective voice.
After a short period of display at the Library, your poems on wildflower seed paper can be planted in your garden. You may also make a duplicate poem to keep.
For adults aged 16+. No experience is necessary.
Time, Place, Ticketing
Date and time: Saturday 6th November, 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Sandeman room at the AK Bell Library
Tickets: The event is free, but spaces are limited; booking via Eventbrite is essential.
This event is free, but we would welcome donations to support the work Culture Perth and Kinross do. Donate here.