A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate

The White House Poetry Circle

The White House

Monthly, ongoing

Producing a new creative poetry anthology, The White House Poetry Circle charts the stories and experiences of a place as well as that of its residents. A self-organised group of local residents that meet at The White House, come together to share and recite new poems on different thematics each month. The anthology will act as an archival marker, recording the extensive works of the poetry circle over the years they have been meeting.

Together, the group will compile new and past works which explore shared ideas of care, politics of place and reflections on community, friendship and heritage, mapped across time. The anthology will be launched in 2021.

The White House
884 Green Lane
Dagenham
RM8 1BX

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The White House Poetry Circle is an open and free group who have been meeting at The White House for many years. The poetry circle is a social group for adults interested in poetry; they create, share and recite poems inspired by different topics and themes. The group forms part of the Front Room Programme, a regular public programme of creative activities designed and facilitated with local people that come to The White House.

Commissioned by The White House and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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