TIDE filmpoems

‘Stoneware dish: Longquan kilns’, an animation by Aindri C, using poem and voice by Sarah Howe

‘Tidal’, a film poem by Helmie Stil, based on a poem by Fred D’Aguiar

The Poetry Society has collaborated with Oxford University to create filmpoems premiered at TIDEfest 2021. The films, directed by Helmie Stil (founder of poetrycinema) and Aindri C, feature poems by Sarah Howe and Fred D’Aguiar

As part of the festival, Sarah Howe and Fred D’Aguiar delivered a workshop with a social media challenge for people to write poems inspired by museum objects, as well as featuring in an evening event closing the festival including discussion with TIDE’s director Nandini Das, chaired by Professor Sandeep Parmar.

TIDE (Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England, 1550–1700) project’s free online cultural festival, TIDE-fest, took place between 31 July & 1 August 2021, featuring a virtual programme of talks and discussions from award-winning poets, authors and creative practitioners, probing issues such as museum curation and collaboration, early modern reimaginings, and teaching migration and empire in schools. www.tideproject.uk.