TfL platform for young Brixton poets

To mark World Poetry Day today (21 March), Transport for London (TfL) has joined up with Brixton-based Poetic Unity to platform 10 of the charity’s young poets.

The poets have written poems on the theme of “community” which will be heard on the public address systems at Brixton and Stockwell stations alongside posters of the poems. 

The poems will also be heard and seen at London Bridge, Waterloo and Victoria. They will be on display across the five stations until Sunday 24 March.

The campaign is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

“We are excited to be celebrating world poetry day by platforming some of our amazing young people’s poetry,” said Ryan J. Matthews-Robinson, founder and CEO of Poetic Unity.

“Community” is a key value of ours and something that is integral to a functioning society.

“We are constantly looking at ways of platforming young voices and giving young people opportunities to be seen and heard, which is why this is going to be an amazing day for our young poets with thousands of people reading their poetry.

“Thank you to TfL and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for the support.”


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