'Moon Viewing' - A Postal Poetry Performance

Monday, 30 November 2020 - 11:59pm to Tuesday, 1 December 2020 - 1:00am

'Moon Viewing' - A Postal Poetry Performance

Monday 30th November, Midnight

Limited space available (deadline to sign up: Friday 6th November) - sign up here via Eventbrite

TORCH is collaborating with the English Faculty, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD) and DANSOX as part of the Professor of Poetry Lecture Series, to invite 500 participants to be part of a Postal Poetry Performance, taking place at midnight on Monday 30th November. Spaces are limited, assigned on a first come, first served basis, and the final deadline to sign up is Friday 6th November. This event is led by Alice Oswald, current Professor of Poetry as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme. 

This event is an immersive experience, with limited availability. The first 500 participants to sign up will be mailed a special copy of a poem written by Alice Oswald. At the stroke of midnight, participants are invited to open their poem and step outside to read it. Click here to sign up.

Two copies of the poem will also be sent to two dancers who will be filmed opening and reading the poem, so there will be an online performance via YouTube happening at the same time. 


Artists and collaborators:

With thanks to Joseph Kay (composer), Estela Merlos and Thomasin Gulgec (dancers), Rocio Chacon (film-maker), Kevin Mount (designer), and Alice Oswald (poet). Thanks also to APGRD, DANSOX and the Faculty of English.

Poetry Performance Image - letter card