Joe and Zimmy

Out of the Frame: poems on paintings

21 June
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Art / Exhibitions - Spoken Word (Poetry) / Books

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Art from six centuries brought dramatically to life through the imagined voices of the artists and the figures in their pictures. Hear the thoughts of a trio of disdainful goddesses, a couple of WWI veterans (one British, one German), a woman hurrying to meet her lover in 19th century Paris, the bewildered wife of a medieval Italian merchant and a modern couple falling out over a picture in a gallery.

Author of three novels, The Male Gaze (Picador 2007), Besotted (Picador 2010) and The Book of Air (Clink Street 2017), Joe was shortlisted in 2021 for the Bridport Poetry Prize. Zimmy trained at LAMDA and worked as an actor for many years, before becoming a psychotherapist.

Praise from our recent audience at Villages of Kensington (a supportive, diverse, intergenerational network of neighbours in Maryland USA):

“What a wonderful presentation. Thank you for enriching our lives” (Jennifer)

“Fabulous!” (Mike)

“A sophisticated artistic adventure” (Mary-Margaret)

"So creative" (Sharon)

“I’m still feeling transported. Fascinating how the presentation combines visual stimulation and auditory rhythms with intriguing social and historical perspectives, all flowing wonderfully. I’m basking in the gratitude of the group” (Judie, organizer)

Event Dates Live in Venue

Balham Baptist Church
21 Ramsden Road, London, SW12 8QX
21 June, 6.30pm — 7.30pmBook A Ticket
Tickets: £10.00 Concessions: £8.00


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