RSA Performing Arts Network Ideas event: How Poetry Matters - RSA

RSA Performing Arts Network Ideas event: How Poetry Matters

Fellowship events / Research & Impact Event


Yurt Space, Queen Mary University of London

  • Fellowship

This October, join the RSA Performing Arts Network for a special RSA Ideas-style event, in conjunction with the Centre for Poetry at Queen Mary University of London.

RSA Ideas events enable Fellows to pitch ideas and early-stage projects to an audience, drawing on the expertise of our network to help ideas turn into action. The poetic twist for this event - How Poetry Matters - is that each pitcher will be paired with a selected poet in advance of the event. These performers will present poems of varying length and complexity, that encapsulate, evoke, or otherwise illustrate an important theme from each idea shared.  This unique event will combine ideas, art and action.  

Find out more about the confirmed pitchers and poets here.



18:30- 18:45- Refreshments & networking

18:45- 19:00- Welcome from Susan Rudy, Director, Centre for Poetry, QMUL

19:00- 20:00- Pitch presentations and poems begin

20:00- 20:30- Break for refreshments & networking

20:30- 21:00- Final pitch presentation & poem

21:00- 21:30- Q&A moderated by Susan Rudy

21:30- Event end

To register to attend, follow the 'Book Now' link above.


More information about the RSA Ideas event format and running your own event like this can be found here.

Please note that this is a dynamic event structure and some parts involve standing networking. If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also advise us if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.


About this Network…
The RSA Performing Arts Network is for the widest range of performing arts professionals in the RSA - working in drama, dance, music, live art, opera, circus, and more.  The aim is to consider the current role of the performing arts in the RSA, how we can contribute to increasing this, and how we can increase awareness of the many ways in which work in the performing arts sector dovetails with the RSA's mission to enrich society through ideas and action.  Meetings of the network have considered such topics as Verbatim Theatre projects, drama in schools, commissioning in the health sector, and community focus and funding. We believe that the performing arts sector is not just about entertainment, it empowers audiences with knowledge and new perceptions, and many practitioners’ work ties in closely with the ambitions of the Power to Create.


Location: The Yurt, St Benet’s Chaplaincy, Queen Mary University of London, 327a Mile End Road, London, E1 4NT

Specific Directions
The Yurt at St Benet’s Chaplaincy is on the Mile End campus, near the Queens’ Building and across from the People’s Palace. This contact us page has a map and all useful contact details. For disabled access see DisabledGo.

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