Tate Britain celebrates National Poetry Day this Saturday. We’ve invited some fantastic poets to perform in front of art works that resonate with their poetry.
Discover more about our special guest poets and read a sneak preview of some of the work they will be sharing with us below. The paintings they will be performing in front of are pictured in the gallery.
11.00 Ella Frears, Clare Mulley, Gallery 1650
11.30 Andrew Rodgers, Yuan Yang, Gallery 1910
12.00 Ella Frears, Clare Mulley, Gallery 1890
13.00 Andrew Rodgers, Gallery 1890
14.00 Ella Frears, Clare Mulley, Lewis Buxton, Gallery 1650
14.30 John Iddon, Gallery 1840
14.45 John Iddon, Gallery 1910
15.00 Ella Frears, Clare Mulley, Lewis Buxton, Gallery 1890
‘Every time I worry like this I hope
for another handful of October’
‘Let’s begin by feeling the skull through the face-skin
of a loved one. Try to empathise
with those bones in the museum.’
From Let’s Begin
‘they look at us cos we’re a state
but this is all a state of mind
i am yours and you are mine’
‘He speaks in terms of blood and earth
How things web together’
From Dating the Young Pretender
Also look out for our Tate volunteers who will be performing poems in front of related art works from the BP Displays in free guided tours.