Alexander Pope: In Arcadia
Saturday, 11 July 2015 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)
‘To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,
To raise the genius, and to mend the heart'
Poet in the City presents a special event in celebration of Alexander Pope. Taking place in the heart of Twickenham, the poet’s own home town, this event will explore the poetry and philosophy of one of England’s greatest poets.
Best known for his witty poem The Rape of the Lock, Pope’s work also included romantic poetry, biting satire, brilliant literary criticism, and iconic translations of Homer. And Pope’s passion for gardening and classical landscape design, mean that the impact of his imagination can be felt in English landscapes to this day.
With live readings and discussion, the event will explore the life and work of Twickenham’s most famous resident.
Featuring acclaimed Pope experts Judith Hawley and Stephen Bending, and the distinguished actors Nicholas Farrell and Chris Naylor.
Public art in Twickenham
Poet in the City has been commissioned by Richmond Council to create a modern version or interpretation of Pope’s Urn. The intention is that the urn should provide a beautiful focal point for the new landscaping of Champion’s Wharf on the Twickenham riverside, just in front of St Mary’s Church. Sympathetic to the site, and to the history of Twickenham, this stylish piece of public art will be accompanied by poetry quotes from Alexander Pope, featured in the accompanying seating, celebrating the association of Twickenham with this great poet.
For more information about Pope’s Urn, or about Poet in the City’s public art consultancy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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