They’ve produced another stunning project as a creative response to COP26. Enjoy it here:
Don’t forget my plea yesterday that people send me a line for a poem for Porty Town Hall. To recap:
Send a line of up to 12 words?
Make the line start with the sense words; ‘See/Smell/Touch/Hear/Taste or with ‘Let’s’?
Send the lines to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th October and I’ll try and incorporate them into a poem for Porty Town Hall for end of October.
As inspiration I’m sharing this poem, written a few years back for Academy of Urbanism awards when Portobello won something like best neighbourhood. Thanks Jon Davey for being such a good record keeper and having this to hand when asked for it:
Portobello, Edinburgh by Ian McMillan
Take a trip across this poem like you might
Wander through Portobello, from dawn’s glow
To the welcoming illumination of midnight,
And there are no straight lines through Portobello
Just detours and byways you have yet to find
By the water, by the market, by the Turkish Baths
Where you soak your body and rest your mind
Walk along this poem, do the Portobello maths
Where beach plus sea plus drink plus food
Plus ideas plus forward thinking adds up to something
That’s deeper than a feeling, broader than a mood,
About the idea that community can bring
Answers to questions you never knew you’d posed
Portobello is an unlocked mind that’s never ever closed.
Jennifer’s blog #96