Random acts of poetry and performance surge through the city.
wordSurge has one mission: to present Sheffield poetry into public places where normally you would only see adverts and signs.
On 22 and 29 September Saturday shoppers will be treated to Sheffield poetry by means of spontaneous performances and a mobile picture show. These performances could pop up anywhere at any time.
The poetry presented is by Sheffield writers.
The wordSurge exhibition
From Monday 24 to Saturday 29 September, the wordSurge exhibition will be open 10am-4pm in the Butcher Works Gallery on Arundel Street. This includes Sheffield images by photographer David Bocking and visual artist Mike Hutchinson, poetry by Carolyn Waudby and the Sheffield-One-Minute-film by video artist Dominic Green.
On Saturday 29 September in the Butcher Works cafe, wordSurge gushes one last time from 4.30pm with readings by poets Helen Mort, Agnes Lehoczky, Carolyn Waudby and Rob Hindle.
Henriette Louwerse organises the EU-project citybooks. Homegrown and foreign writers record Sheffield in their citybook and reveal the unfamiliar in the ordinary.
Mike Hutchinson studied at Sunderland College of Art, graduating the year Margaret Thatcher became prime minister. For the Dark River project, he is producing a series of monoprints about the River Don.
Carolyn Waudby is a journalist and a poet who teaches at Sheffield Hallam University. Carolyn has written travel articles on European countries, and a collection of poems about Cuba. This is the first time she has written about her home city.