Define a slithy tove... Imagine a foraminiferal shell...

Saturday, July 3, 2010 – 11:00-16:00
Sunday, July 4, 2010 – 11:00-16:00
Venue: Saison Poetry Library, Level 5
Cost: Admission free
Children in Southbank Centre

Discover the science of words and the words of science in a weekend filled with performance, poetry and play. Children and their families can explore the library and learn the language of the world around them in science-fuelled poetry activities from poetry collective Aisle16 from 11am to 4pm.

Admission is free, but spaces are limited so arrive early. Suitable for all ages.

Define A Slithy Tove… Imagine a Foraminiferal Shell…

 … was the task set to scores of excited children and adults joining in the craft and poetry workshops in the Saison Poetry Library at Southbank Centre.


Inviting us to see the world in a different way, there was the opportunity to create periscopes and kaleidoscopes and then use them as inspiration to write poetry.


Aisle 16 poetry collective were offering a guiding hand in the poetry workshops, and performing special science-inspired works throughout the day.

Elizabeth Hauke interviews Tim Clare from Aisle 16 and Miriam Valencia from the Poetry Library to find out more

Science-inspired poetry performance with Aisle 16

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