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City Arts at Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019

Date published: 24 Apr 2019

Posted by: Joe Pick

Hello, welcome to the Art of Poetry

Nottingham Poetry Festival runs from 26 April to 5 May. City Arts has helped create something super special for the festival. With Nottingham Poetry Festival and Castle Rock Brewery, we have transported some of the City’s best young poets into the world of Augmented Reality (AR).

Graphic designer Robert Newton has turned the poet’s words into AR hot-spots. You will find them at festival venues, on posters and in the brochure. If you pop for a pint you’ll see them on beer mats in Castle Rock pubs. Point you phone at one to see performances by Georgina Wilding, Amelia Daiz, Alice Peverill, Holly Taylor, James Sikora, Joe Andrews, Mollie Boyd and Patricia Gregory. Robert Newton, who devised the project, is a Senior Lecturer Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University.

Check out the promo video:

How it works

Follow the steps below to watch a performance on your phone:

  • Download the free app ‘HP Reveal’
  • Create your free account, search for, and follow, ‘art of poetry’
  • Use the app’s camera view and point your phone at the poets words
  • Enjoy your Augmented Reality poetry performance

What else is on?

That’s not all City Arts is doing for the Nottingham Poetry Festival! Our Young Producers group are running three amazing events. Join them for live poetry, family-friendly games, and a workshop with top poet John Hegley.

Check them out on our ‘What’s On’ page!