Literature champions Wordlife have been bringing events, publications and projects to Sheffield and across Yorkshire since 2006. See below for some video highlights of past Wordlife projects – including literary projections on a Sheffield landmark, poetry in a brewery, and more.
Wordlife applied to the ‘Year of Making’ for one of their large-scale commissions to celebrate the history and culture of making in Sheffield through poetry. They created four poet-in-residencies across the city, appointing Charlotte Ansell as poet-in-residence in Portland Works, Genevieve Carver as poet-in-residence in Hope Works, James Giddings as poet-in-residence in Archipelago Gallery and Gav Roberts as poet-in-residence in Abbeydale Brewery.
Each poet explored the concept of making through poetry and produced two pieces of work. One of these was filmed in 360 degree film by Epiphany VR and turned into a VR poem film. Another was advertised on an open call to be turned into a poem film for large-scale projection. The filmmakers were Annie Watson, Kira Zhigalina, Marsha Balaeva and Matt Williamson.