This event is part of Lunchtime Responses: a series of events where we invite you to hear new perspectives, unique takes and personal stories about the varied works on display at the gallery.
Join poet John White for a reading of two poems inspired by works in The Living Collection – Edward Wadsworth’s Bronze Ballet and Ivon Hitchens’ Evening Sky Over Hills.
John's poems can also be read on The Ekphrastic Review, where they have been published alongside the paintings that inspired them.
After the reading you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your own thoughts and ask questions.
This is a drop-in, free event for all.
Meet inside Gallery 1 on the first floor.
John White graduated with Distinction from the London Poetry School-Newcastle University Writing Poetry MA 2021. Recently he has had poems in the New European, Ekphrastic Review, Alchemy Spoon, New Writing Scotland 40, and longlisted in the 2022 National Poetry Competition.
We have a budget available to make this event as accessible as possible – this can include interpretation services or other access needs we can meet to enable you to participate.
If you require access arrangements, please email email@example.com two weeks before the event date so that we can book a service if needed.
About Gallery 1
○ There is one set of large, heavy glass doors leading into and out of the exhibition.
○ The artworks in this exhibition should not be touched.
○ The reading level of the wall text and labels is 10+ years.
○ Large print guides are available here.
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○ Audio guides are not available.
○ Braille guides are not available.
○ Easy Read guides are not available
○ The gallery space is well-lit but not bright.
○ All spaces are scent-free.
○ The galleries are busiest between 11.00am and 2.00pm.
○ Some seating is available in the space. Portable seating is available on request.
○ Ear plugs, ear defenders, magnifying glasses, and wheelchairs are available.
○ A quiet relaxed space with low lighting is available in Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library next door.
○ A gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible bathroom can be found on the ground floor.
○ Comfortable space for service animals to rest can be found in the ground floor foyer, with watering facilities available in the nearby cafe.