RE.CREATE with Tate Britain: Poetry

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Meet 500 years of British Art, interpreted by the world's leading creatives + you

A new Tate Britain will be unveiled on 19 November 2013. 

To celebrate we're asking leading figures from the worlds of cooking, fashion, poetry, film, photography, music and comedy to share the creative processes behind their own work, inspired by 500 years of British Art.

RE.CREATE with Tate Britain is a new partnership with Google.

We invite you to draw inspiration from 500 years of British Art, then recreate something new to share with friends on Google+, Facebook and Twitter with #tatebritain

Over the coming months we'll announce new themes and introduce new artworks for you to be inspired by.

This month we introduce... 

'Poetry meets 500 years of British Art'

Comedy, tragedy and a dash of the mandolin:  John Hegley brings his unique brand of performance poetry to Tate Britain. 

John Hegley is one of the UK’s most innovative comic poets with several best-selling volumes of poetry to his name. In this performance, filmed at Tate Britain, he draws connections between his own work and that of painter CRW Nevinson.

The Soul of the Soulless City ('New York - an Abstraction'), Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, 1920, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Arrival, Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, c.1913, From the collection of: Tate Britain

A mysterious woman on a New York sidewalk sparks the imagination of George The Poet.

In this film George The Poet  chooses Paul Graham’s photograph of a woman, sitting lonely on a New York sidewalk, as the subject for an original spoken word performance.

Scroobius Pip goes head to head with the Chapman brothers in a mesmerising spoken word performance.

Scroobius Pip is a leading  light of the UK’s spoken word scene. In this film he performs a new poem written  in response to Jake and Dinos Chapman’s artwork The Chapman Family Collection.

The Chapman Family Collection, Jake and Dinos Chapman, 2002, From the collection of: Tate Britain

If you've enjoyed these films and feel inspired, then why not write a poem or haiku in response to a piece of art from Tate Britain's collection. Please share it with us via G+, Facebook and Twitter with #tatebritain 

Visit Tate Britain for more ideas and inspirations


Coming soon: 

Throughout the coming months many names will be revealed 

Those confirmed include:

Fashion: Jonathan Saunders, Hussein Chayalan and Preen

Film: Mike Leigh and Christopher Nolan

Music: Everything Everything

Credits: Story

Creative Director — Jane Burton
Exhibit Producer — Alexey Moskvin
FIlm Producers — Susan Doyon, Sofie Roberts
Film Production Team — Kat Mansoor, Tom Swindell, Ian Pinder, Maria Kennedy, Tom Haines, Ben Fordsman, Phil Knockles, Stephen Pook, Damon Boyle, Miika Leskinen, Ellen Newton, Adam Gutch, Duncan Brooker

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not represent the views of the institutions whose collections include the featured works or of Google Arts & Culture.
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