Words of Art
Poems for BEAT (the Borough of Ealing Art Trail)
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. I have co-ordinated the initiative and each year written several poems, which are published here.