Poet in the City

Published: June 26, 2018

Between the Storeys: An ode to Smithfield. 

Slip into the hustle and bustle of life in Smithfield as a trio of celebrated poets present three exciting live poetry events guiding you through the hidden stories of Smithfield. From its hospital waiting rooms to  meat market moments to encounters with midnight ravers, hear how Imtiaz  Dharker, Joshua Idehen and Murray Lachlan Young discovered Smithfield.

Rolling between these events is a cinema installation, a trilogy of films depicting life in Smithfield, translating the poets’ work into moving image  by filmmaker Charlotte Ginsborg. The films will be shown at regular intervals  throughout the weekend, so sit back and join us on the journey.

These films and events are the culmination of Between the Storeys a collaboration between Poet in the City and Culture Mile using poetry and film  to animate the stories, histories and experiences of different communities existing within the historical boundaries of Smithfield.

Sat 25 & Sun 26 Aug
11am – 8pm
Fun Zone
Suitable all ages

Presented by Culture Mile and Poet in the City