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Journey with 'The Waste Land'
Sun 11 September 2016, 10:30 – 12:30 BST
A walk and multi-sited reading of T.S Eliot's 1922 poem 'The Waste Land'.
In 1921 T.S Eliot wrote part of ‘The Waste Land’ in Margate, in the Nayland Rock Shelter, whilst recuperating from a nervous breakdown. For A Clifftop Wander - Margate Coastal Park Celebration 2016 join Turner Contemporary’s Waste Land Research Group for a walk and reading of Eliot's seminal poem responding to the geography of the town. Passages of ‘The Waste Land’ will be read across various sites exploring participants’ personal connections between the poem, the town and Eliot’s time here. The walk will end at the Nayland Rock Shelter.
The Waste Land Research Group is made up of members of the community working with Turner Contemporary to develop the gallery’s first major exhibition of 2018, A Journey with ‘The Waste Land’, exploring the connections between Eliot's poem and the visual arts.