The poem, a portrait of you in a garden, now, written by poet Kit Finnie, appears across eight panels, as part of the urban garden’s structure.
The poem was be developed by the poet Kit Finnie in collaboration with the Guildhall School and Music & Drama. In addition, Kit Finnie facilitated eight poetry and writing workshops for multiple community groups and organisation in the local area.
Together with Guildhall School students, Kit Finnie also worked with local residents and community groups in the local area, including Age UK, Claremont Project, Women for Women Refugees, Core Arts and the Peel Institute. They explored themes of sound and silence; community and coping; home and boundaries and surprise and delight to generate ideas for her final poem, alongside poetry written by the workshop participants themselves