This is what the invitation said: 'There will be readings of the poems and a celebration of the visual art created in response. The postcards will be on sale. Special guest poet Carrie Etter will also be giving a short reading of her work. Free!'
Here's the link I clicked on:
and saw lots of Swindon Open Studios artists are taking part, and it looked like a good night out.
Hilda Sheehan, of all things poetic and a great entertainer introduced the event, which was very interesting. The intention was also to advertise the Poetry Swindon Festival 2015 taking place from the 1st-5th October with lots of great events taking place.
So here's what happened on Friday evening, it's all a bit distant because I arrived late and sat at the back, firstly here's Hilda explaining what's happening:
Here is Ruth Wintle showing Hilda her owl; Ruth will be at Willows in Prospect Place for SOS.
Dear Poets, Artists, and Friends,
Thank you to all who came to the Poetry Postcards launch event last night at the Central Library. There were over 100 people in the audience and it was a very vibrant night. It was such a pleasure to see all the work created in response to poetry and to hear most of the poems read. Some of the postcards sold out, which was amazing to see.
If you were not able to attend the event, but have a poem or an artwork on a postcard, we owe you some postcards. Please let us know and we will put them in an envelope ready for collection at Artsite between 28th September and 5th October. If you can not collect these, then we can post them on to you. Just let us know and send us your address.
Many people have asked to buy extras, or couldn't buy postcards last night due to the crowds. We have now added Paypal buttons to the blog so you may share with family and friends too.
You may buy a bundle of all postcards here:
We would like to invite you all for a Private View of the exhibition at Artsite Post Modern Gallery on Wednesday 30th September at 6pm to 8:30pm. Please let us know if you can join us.
You can see information for hanging your work and paying your hanging fees in the link below. We only ask that you pay according to pocket and welcome everyone to hang for whatever they are able to pay. We welcome your artwork or poem above any money, but still have many costs to cover. So do pay as little or as much as you can. All received with grateful thanks http://poetryswindonpostcards.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/exhibition-28th-september-to-5th.html