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Poetry in Stitches | 05-Dec-05

This exhibition is the culmination of the joint project of Poems in the Waiting Room (PitWR) with the National Needlework Archive (NNA). Over one hundred stitchers have completed textile art pieces illustrating poems especially from Poems in the Waiting Room (PitWR). The exhibition runs from Wednesday 4 January to Saturday 21 January 2006, from 10 am to 6.00 pm (1.00 pm Sunday) at The Menier Gallery The Menier Chocolate Factory 51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RU

The promotion material for this event says:

"A bright start to the New Year is promised by the Poetry in Stitches exhibition in January. All are welcome to The Menier Gallery The Menier Chocolate Factory 51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RU; the exhibition runs from Wednesday 4 January to Saturday 21 January 2006, from 10 am to 6.00 pm (1.00 pm Sunday).

The exhibition is the culmination of the joint project of Poems in the Waiting Room (PitWR) with the National Needlework Archive (NNA). Over one hundred stitchers have completed textile art pieces illustrating poems especially Poetry in stitches imagefrom Poems in the Waiting Room (PitWR). The effect is spectacular, fusing visual and literary fine art in a major national project of the arts in health.

The gallery space is being made available by courtesy of the national charity Paintings in Hospitals.

A colour illustrated fine art catalogue is now available, which is well worth obtaining in its own right. It has over 100 art textile illustrations inspired by 100 PitWR poems. The cost is £14.99 plus £2.00 p&p from NNA .

The NNA are exploring the feasibility of further exhibitions in major hospitals and clinics, and is also in contact with English Heritage (EH) to explore the feasibility of staging Poetry in Stitches exhibitions in EH properties nationwide.

For further information about NNA contact Linda Connell NNA 5 Boldrewood Road SOUTHAMPTON SO16 7BW NNA@boldre.freeserve.co.uk

For further information about PitWR contact Michael Lee Editor PitWR POBox 488 Richmond TW9 4SW pitwr@blueyonder.co.uk or visit the web site pitwr.pwp@blueyonder.co.uk"

Contact Michael Lee

020 8876 4379

fmlee@blueyonder.co.uk

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