The Poetry Boat

‘I feel proud, because I encouraged and focused them….what a great thing to have been part of’

Matt Harvey, poet, writer and young performance poets mentor

Young performance poets [16 – 24yrs] worked with the inimitable Matt Harvey to create new work inspired by the sea journey from the Mayflower steps to the Royal William Yard – the site of the Hidden City Festival headquarters. Theirs was a floating venue and their performance pieces designed for the boat and the sights seen on the 20 minute journey.

The performance poets were Ben Smalley, Clara Gardiner, Mark Jones Cook and Marrick Taylor.

The project was supported by partners Apples and Snakes, Plymouth City Museum, Silver Crest ferries and Peninsula Arts.