Farewell! T.S. Eliot and “The Waste Land” has the final word!

Hear the Performed Reading by Luke Beard and Imogen Parker

As the Journeys with “The Waste Land” project, and therefore this blog comes to an end, here are the official images of the Journeys with “The Waste Land” exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.  The audio recorded performance of the poem “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot, read by Luke Beard and Imogen Parker, was broadcast throughout the exhibition.  In the spirit of re-creating the exhibition virtually, here you can view the images whilst listening to the poem.

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The exhibition continued in Coventry Cathedral where the poem opened the show with a Performed Reading by Luke Beard and Imogen Parker.  A magical evening which captured the imagination of the 400 strong audience and set the tone for, not only the Opening Party, but also the exhibition as a whole.

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All that remains is to include a list of the many people and institutions to thank:

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Coventry Cathedral
Mead Gallery and University of Warwick and Warwick Arts Centre
Turner Contemporary
T.S. Eliot Foundation and Estate
The many Artists, Galleries, Lenders and Supporters who contributed to the exhibition, and the Margate Journeys with “The Waste Land” Research Group.
The Coventry Research Group:

Rosie Addenbrooke, Eve Fleming, Wendy Freeman, Roger Green, Nigel Hutchinson, Susan Green, Celia O’Donovan, Karen Parker, Trish Scott, Sarah Shalgosky, Chris Stanley, Jayne Stanley, Mike Tooby, Fiona Venables.

Contributors:

Adrian Barlow, Luke Beard, John Gore, Susannah Heffernan, Rupert Hedley and the Herbert volunteers and staff, Ruark Jon-Stevens, Dianne Morris, Imogen Parker, Jessica Pinson, Martin Roberts, Martin Rowson, Peter Walters, Francis Ware, Paul Wingfield, John Witcombe.

Episode Hotel, Fire and Dust, Sketch Coventry, Igers Coventry, IOU Theatre, Leamington Studio Artists and East Lodge Gallery, Visuality of Text, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Warwick Words History Festival, What Lies Beyond.

Farewell, and thank you to all those in our social media community who have supported the project through following this blog and on Twitter.  Feeling accomplished but also a little bereft…

What shall we do tomorrow?
“What shall we ever do?”    lines 133-134

Shanti     shanti    shanti

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