South Bank Poetry Tour
You are then shown the hidden poems written into the pavements in front of Royal Festival Hall and Chris gives a sense of the building as major site of poetic activity.
You find out about the notorious French poet Arthur Rimbaud, who lived on nearby Stamford Street in the 1870s. You then hear poetic audio by poet Tom Chivers whilst walking to the site of William Blake’s house on Hercules Road. The tour ends on Jubilee Gardens where the Rain of Poems took place in 2012, before returning to the library for a chance to see some of the rare gems from the collection.
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Approximately two hours