Swirl of Words/Swirl of Worlds: Poetry for Hackney

by PEER in London, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £11,415

raised so far

+ est. £993.75 Gift Aid

264

supporters

Bring Hackney's multicultural communities together through a poetry book that celebrates the languages spoken across the borough.

by PEER in London, England, United Kingdom

Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds – Exhibition and public programme launches NEXT WEEK!

We are very excited to let all of our supporters know that the Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds exhibition and public programme of live and virtual events officially launches at PEER and Shoreditch Library next week on Friday 4 June. 

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Still from Susan Hiller – The Last Silent Movie (2007-8) © The Estate of Susan Hiller, courtesy The Estate of Susan Hiller. Still from Madiha Aijaz – These Silences Are All the Words, 2018, video, 15 mins. Zineb Sedira – Mother Tongue, 2002, video, 3 flat screens, colour and sound, 5 mins.

JOIN US FOR THE OPENING WEEKEND

Friday 4 June

Opening at PEER (16:00 – 20:00) & Shoreditch Library (10:00 – 18:00)
This event is free to attend and open to all. At PEER there is no booking required, but you must book a timed slot to visit Shoreditch Library here.

Saturday 5 June

Live Poetry Readings at PEER – 12:30 – 13:30
15+ poets and translators who have contributed to the Swirl of Words/Swirl of Worlds poetry book will be reading their poems in their original language and in their English translations. This event is free to attend and open to all, there is no booking required. It will take place outside the front of PEER on Hoxton Street. The event will be recorded and made available online if you are unable to attend.

The paperback copy of the Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds poetry book will be available for free to Hackney Library members from 4 June. For those of you who supported our crowdfunding campaign at £30 and above, we will be in touch about receiving your hardback copy in June. 

The exhibition and public programme continues until 14 August. For more information on the wider project and programmed events please visit: www.peeruk.org/swirl-of-words

To be kept up to date with all PEER and Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds activity you can sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

We look forward to welcoming you to an in person or online event soon.

The PEER Team.

Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds is supported by Hackney Council’s Shoreditch and Hoxton Arts Fund, created from a levy on developers to support arts and culture programmes that bring different communities together.

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Receive a hardback copy of the poetry book, have your name printed in the book on the project supporters page AND receive three further PEER Publications: Olga Jevrić monograph, Keith Coventry: Deontological Pictures and Lars Arrhenius: A-Z. P&P in the UK included in pledge amount.

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