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Museum of Water

1pm-6pm. Free.

Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories, an encouragement to consider the many ways in which we access and enjoy water; paddling in the sea, splashing in puddles, drinking from taps. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it.

Choose some water that is precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Tell us why you chose this water – as a poem if you like – and we will keep it for you.

On Thursday 3 October Amy Sharrocks is inviting your donations and accompanying stories & poems as part of National Poetry Day Live's event, Water Water Everywhere. At the Royal Festival Hall, you can make your own donation to the museum, see some of the existing collection and raise a glass at a free pop-up bar serving only tap water. There will also be opportunities during the day to present your watery poems as part of impromptu Open Mic sessions.

Dip your toe into a watery world of words, during this free afternoon of performances, installations and newly commission film-poems, with poets including Simon Armitage, Patience Agbabi and John Hegley.


Date and time

3 October 2013

Please note
This is now a past event.


Southbank Centre
National Poetry Day Live,
Clore Ballroom,
Royal Festival Hall