Taking Note: Poetry in Moments – 1 December 2017

This special evening will see four poets including Jo Shapcott share poems devised with and for the community of Cambridge University Hospitals.

The event will explore the ways that poetry can touch the lives of people in hospital and ask what might poets and poetry prompt people to notice and share? Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and Addenbrooke's Arts will be presenting the first public performances of new poems written by four extraordinary poets at an event at Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge. 6 - 7.30pm

Taking Note - poetry in moments was launched on Thursday 28th September in Addenbrooke’s Hospital. This was National Poetry Day. There was poetry handed out all day at the main entrance, with Emergency Poet Deb Alma also there prescribing poetry from her old ambulance and a free lunchtime poetry reading in the Chapel. A series of eleven free postcards sharing poems were created for the day - every in-patient received one on their lunch tray and Costa handed them out to every customer too.

Taking Note is a Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and Addenbrooke’s Arts project. It is supported in 2017 by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, Awards for All and the Cambridgeshire Community Fund.