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Frame of Mind

Frame of Mind

The annual Islington Word Festival aims to explore and celebrate the pleasure of reading, writing and freedom of expression across the London borough. Engaging activities and opportunities to discover new words in unusual locations took place throughout the month of May, and it is now time for the AfterWORD programme to commence! John Jones is delighted to be getting involved by hosting some eye-catching Word2013 Festival Hoardings created by All Change and Magpie Studio. Entitled ‘Frames of Mind’, fragments of poetry created by local people of all ages are displayed across our New Arts Building construction hoardings. Each piece of writing is presented within a specially produced ‘speech bubble frame’, hand-made by skilled craftspeople in our Finsbury Park workshops. Each frame has been cut, joined and sanded to a bespoke finish before being sprayed in bold neon paint colours. The poetry was produced as part of a series of creative projects including Transforming Buildings, In Between, Occupy Platform, B Voices and Outer Space with writers Paul Lyalls, Kenny Baraka, Kat Francois, Aoife Mannix and Yemisi Blake. We hope local residents will enjoy the result …

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