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The Language of Water

An evening of poetry and conversation.

Distinguished poets and scholars share their poems, stories and thoughts on water, art and ecology.

A collaboration with POEMS NB, a small organisation that curates events that encourage cross-pollination between poetry and other art forms, and further collaborative association between poets, intellectuals, musicians and artists.

First session:
Deborah Bird Rose – a talk
Kate Middleton – poetry and talk
Brook Emery – poetry and talk

Second session:
Luke Fischer – poetry and talk
Peter Minter – poetry and talk
Open discussion between speakers and audience

Followed by a film screening:
Water on the Table (2010)
Director & Producer: Liz Marshall
Duration: 79 minutes

This event is one of the many public programs around H2O: Water Bar– a reflective, glassy glistening installation by Janet Laurence that allows you to sample a variety of water sourced from diverse regions of Australia.
Come and join in the conservation conversation!

Public events presented by POEMS NB include the Poetry and Music Salon: Do Poets Tell the Truth? (co-organised with Word Travels and the SWF) at the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival and Poetry and Music Salon: Poetry vs Prose at the 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival. POEMS NB curates events that encourage cross-pollination between poetry and other art forms, and further collaborative association between poets, intellectuals, musicians and artists.

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This is an Art & About project.
Our city shines in every season, and now Art & About Sydney allows to you celebrate each one with our ongoing program.
After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with temporary public art, we’re committing to a yearlong calendar of creativity.
Explore the current program

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When
Saturday 13 February 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Where
Paddington Reservoir Gardens
251-255 Oxford Street, Paddington
Cost
Free
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