The Kelpies opening – the line moves when you’re not looking

In queue @ the HOME event

as part of the opening of  The Kelpies @ the Helix:

Andy Scott's 30m high sculpture at Grangemouth / Falkirk, beside a motorway...impressive

30m-high sculpture at Falkirk, Scotland, beside a motorway…impressive.. lit from within on opening

– worked with queues of more than 750 per line, and on site over 5,500 per night. Simply gifting a poem to those who were waiting to be let in to the park, to be escorted to the start of their 90-minute stroll through artist’s installations and the light show at the Kelpies. We loved it when the line moved when we weren’t looking, listening had lifted the weight of waiting, surprise sending everyone off to their destination: KELPIE heads straining above a motorway, mountain fierce freedom. 

Poet @ the Commonwealth Games Glasgow!

Q-POETICS is funded by Creative Scotland through the Cultural Programme 2014

Q-POETICS is funded by Creative Scotland through the Cultural Programme 2014


100 DAYS TO GO!!! Q-POETICS is now part of the Cultural Programme 2014 and will work to reduce queue-induced stress at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014. Can’t wait to work with those lining up to pay, purchase or pass at sporting and cultural events. To begin with, as a poet-in-training (flexing the imagination and toning my best attempts), are the video poems I WON (in response to the concept of winning) & CONTRAST II (in response to the fact that there is so rarely a Common Wealth)…Q-free viewing while you wait! ha!

The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a national celebration. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and much more in the run up to and after the Commonwealth Games, with Festival 2014 transforming the Host City at Games time. The Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life, and Creative Scotland through National Lottery funding.

Pitching Q-POETICS to philanthropists

slide used to pitch project to philanthropists once-upon-a-time

Snapshot of a slide in the presentation @ Sydney’s VIVID- for the Awesome Foundation Soup

The Awesome Foundation invited Q-poetics and four other projects to pitch for philanthropy funding at their Awesome Foundation Soup – as part of Sydney’s VIVD festival.

I was requested to stick together a powerpoint presentation, asking for funds to kick start the quest.

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