Monday, 15 August 2016

Dazzle Ships

How about this for a bit of Razzle Dazzle!

Edinburgh Art Festival is Scotlands leading annual visual arts festival, showcasing a diverse and vibrant programme of exhibitions and events across museums, galleries and pop-up spaces the length and breadth of the city centre and beyond.

Delighted to be one of the women who have been commissioned to write a poem in celebration of Dazzle Ships  which were painted by women during WWI. Instead of camoflage, the designs were intended to confuse the German submarines as to direction, speed and number of ships to create misfirings.

Turner-nominated Ciara Phillips has been commissioned to create a new Dazzle design on a ship berthed at Leith Docks, Edinburgh. Do go visit if you can squeeze it into your Ed. Festival schedule.

 I'll be reading with others our dazzling poems to launch the anthology 'Signal' celebrating the Dazzle ships on 22nd August 7-8.30pm at the Edinburgh Bookshop, Bruntsfield.

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