The Poetry Café hosts a lively programme of art exhibitions inspired by poetry and literature. Many of the exhibitions tour to other venues and have resulted in publications or shortlisting for the prestigious Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.

Slow show exhibition

Current exhibition: Slow Show

First slow dance in letterpress. Inspired by popular songs

9 June – 19 August 2017

The inaugural exhibition in the newly refurbished Poetry Café is Slow Show. First slow dance in letterpress. Inspired by popular songs by students in the Graphic Design department at Middlesex University.

Second-year Graphic Design students have taken memorable lines from popular songs and transformed them into exciting images, using the centuries-old relief printmaking technique of letterpress. The exhibition presents original one-off prints – ear worms metamorphosed into visual splendour!

A celebratory opening event will be held in the Poetry Café on Friday 9 June.

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