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Poetic Science

John Hansard Gallery
Age suitable for: All ages

Date and Time (UK time):
21/03/2024 18:00-19:30



Join us for a live showcase event, as part of the Science and Engineering Festival and Biological Sciences Outreach Festival!

Final works of poetry will be presented by the Poetic Science 3 cohort including research scientists, post-doctoral researchers, postgraduate and third year students at the University of Southampton.

In partnership with John Hansard Gallery, the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities and the Public Engagement with Research unit, a third cohort of researchers working across a range of science disciplines at the University of Southampton have taken part in an exciting and dynamic project which brings science and poetry together.

Poetic Science aims to foster an environment of multidisciplinarity, supporting postgraduate students, post-docs, and researchers in the sciences to develop creative engagement and communication techniques about their research through poetry.

Working with the Poetic Science Creative Writer, Dr Helen Eastman, participants have accessed sessions developing skills in poetry and live performance.

About Poetry@JHG

Poetry@JHG was established in 2013, starting off as an idea for the completion of a Gold Arts Award project before evolving into a larger program of creative writing within, around, and supporting visuals arts visitor engagement.
A key element for Poetry@JHG events is in engaging participating poets to respond to themes within relevant exhibitions, culminating in live events in the gallery so that audiences are surrounded by the artworks and the spoken word simultaneously. This experience facilitates discussions about the work that a traditional setting may not. Poetry@JHG has led to further gallery engagement with creative writing programmes, organisations and events in Southampton, such as SO:Write events and Writer in Residence opportunities, Entropics events, and wider Hands-on Humanities Festivals.
John Hansard Gallery is part of the University of Southampton, and one of the UK's leading contemporary art galleries. The gallery supports develops and presents great art by outstanding artists from across the world, and are proud to play a dynamic role in the cultural life of Southampton and the region.