KPF22 Painting The Poets With Clae Eastgate

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1pm – 2pm | Tickets £5 | The Factory: Space2Create

Join us for ‘Painting The Poets’, the opening event of this extraordinary exhibition with artist Clae Eastgate. Painting the Poets is a collection of painted portraits that document the growing cohort of women making their voices heard through writing and performing poetry. The vibrant portraits reflect the rich diversity of the UK’s poets; the art of portraiture and the poetry of these powerful voices merging together. Spot some of our wonderful readers amongst the portraits!  

Clae Eastgate will be in conversation with one of her subjects, TS Eliot Prize winner Joelle Taylor, to discuss the exhibition, and how poetry and art can document and spur transformation. There will be time for questions from the audience and of course, time to view the portraits. 

Can’t make it in person? Join the Zoom session here.

Kendal Poetry Festival’s trademark emphasis is on inclusivity and accessibility. This year we continue to offer free tickets to young people, people with disabilities and their carers. If you are under 21 or have a disability, please select the ‘concessions’ ticket at checkout to receive your free ticket.

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