Kingston Poetry Event
‘When I was young money was fun. Now I’m old money is cold.’
This circular spiral was drawn by a member of the public who said they felt trapped by money. They said that having to stick to a tight budget was hard and they wished for their childhood back again because money was something that their parents dealt with for them.
‘Money is tight. Rain is falling but my pockets are dry’
The woman that wrote this said that she felt upset and depressed by the lack of money in her life. She thought that poetry was a great way to express this upset.
This picture shows two concrete poems. Each word was given to us by the public and put in the shape of a pound sign and a number 5. Many people felt extremely disgruntled and liked the fact that they could vent their annoyance in this creative way. My own creative work will certainly benefit from the emotion that comes through in these poems.
A clear message filled with conviction and hope. The man that wrote this said that he believes that things will sort themselves out eventually. The red pen and the carefully scripted words really made an impact to the sheet as a whole as it drew a lot of attention from other people wanting to contribute.
An overview of our project sheet showing how the pictures and the words eventually came together to form a real community response to the recession.
Each person wrote a comment about the recession onto a five pound note. This created an appealing overall image with the bright colours attracting peoples attention and capturing their interest.
Here are some further images of people’s money secrets written on five pound notes. The title poster effectively drew people in to the event.
Here are some members of the public contributing to our project.