wordsout by godfrey rust
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Poems for BEAT

Beginning in September 2017, St John's Church, West Ealing has hosted an exhibition as part of BEAT, the Borough of Ealing Art Trail which has dozens of venues throughout the area.  

Each year several poets from St John's Cafe Church community have written poems in response to some of the paintings. The poems are displayed alongside the paintings and on the opening evening of BEAT (which happens across two consecutive weekends) there has been a "Poetry meets Art" reception at St John's in which the poets read their works in situ and the artists have the opportunity to respond. It has proved a delightful meeting of creative minds.  

The paintings which have been written about are listed below, in alphabetical order by the artist's surname. The poets are indicated by their initials (click on the initials to go to the poem). Some paintings have two or three poems written about them. Once you are on any page you can click backwards and forwards through the sequence using the < Poems for BEAT > links at the top of the page.

LB - Linda Bery, CJ - Charles Jobson, JK - Joe Kelly, SP - Steve Page, GR - Godfrey Rust.

Introduction - from Poetry to Art (GR)

     (showing Hope in my eyes by Kim McLaughlin)

Peta-Jill Ballenden

          In blue (SP) 

Penny Brewer

     The calm before the storm (CJ) 

Virginia Bruno

     Summer window (CJ) (SP) (GR)

     Untitled (CJ)

     Untitled (SP)

Debra Collis

          Mountain view when walking (CJ)
          2nd urban landscape (SP)
          View from a train (SP)
     Claire Corbett

          Richmond Bridge at twilight (GR) (CJ)
     Lee Croxford

          Before (CJ)
          Silver morning (in Madrid) (GR)
     Paola Fratticci
          Calm water after the storm (CJ)
          If this wall could talk (SP)
          Silent conversation (SP)
          Sunflowers (CJ)
          The orange summer dress (SP) (LB)
          The wounded woman (SP)
          The wounded man (SP)
     Alicia Kotlarz
          Balloon man (GR)
          It takes two to serenade (SP)
          Japanese street (SP)
          Untitled (CJ)
     Lynn Martinez
          Fish (CJ)
     Kim McLaughlin
          Amy (JK) (GR)
          BPD - a triptych (GR) (JK) (GR)
          Hope in my eyes (see Introduction)
          Sensitivity, Suspended (JK)
          Sheep (CJ) (SP)
     Andrew McLeay
          Maybe (GR)
     Kumiko Masterton
          L'isle sur la Sorgue (CJ)
     Barbara Jane Schofield
          Lightening skies (SP)
          Woodland walk (CJ)
     Flower Art 
(GR) (GR)