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Poets in the Archives

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Poets in the archives


A monthly wellbeing session inviting you to be inspired by Southwark’s archives, discover local writers and create new works.

Date & time

Ongoing from 7 December 2021 to 1 February 2022

Poets in the Archives
Day Date Start & end times

Event Details

Address:Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library
147 Walworth Road

Post code:SE17 1RW


Are you interested in poetry in the local area and learning with others in a relaxed space?

Poets in the Archives is a facilitated group that you can join at any time. You will:

  • Be introduced to a Southwark poet, poetry and other archival material
  • Write in the company of others and in response to archival material

We meet on the FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 6pm to 7pm at Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library

If you can't join us in person, you're welcome to join us via Microsoft Teams. For more information contact

Tuesday 7 December 2021

WINTER: Pictures of Frost Fairs, and a poem by Southwark based writer Eliza Cooke, we will consider our relationship to the season of winter as the year draws in. 

Tuesday 11 January 2022

UNA MARSON & MEMORIALS:  We will look at poems by Una Marson, whom a new Southwark Library in Walworth will be named after, and consider other memorials in Southwark.

Tuesday 1 February 2022

ROMAN SOUTHWARK: Poetry inspired by ancient times and ancient Poets—with objects from the museum collection.



Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Assistance dogAssistance dogs welcome

Disability trainingDisability awareness training received

If steps outside no more than 3If steps outside no more than 3

Large print availableLarge print available

Positive about disabledPositive about disabled people

Seat availableSeat available

Currently running on zoom. If you have any special requirements e.g you don't want to be on camera, you would prefer the session to be sent out before hand or any thing else related to accessibility please send me an email and we will see how we can work together.

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