The Poetry Takeaway is ‘the world’s first purpose-built mobile poetry emporium.’
It specialises in the production of free, made-to-order poems, delivered and performed to the hungry yet discerning literary consumer within ten minutes or less. Its modelled on your typical burger van and is manned by a rotating cast of the UK’s best poetry chefs who write, perform and deliver a hand-written, carefully boxed, souvenir copy of every customer’s poem (open or wrapped).
It is conceived and managed by Show + Tell and Tim Clare. Funded by Ideastap. Designed in collaboration by Niall Gallagher (House Of Jonn) and Nicola Read (815 Agency). With additional design elements by Ellen Turnill-Montoya (Ellen TM).
Previous appearances include; the London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre, Port Eliot Festival, Edinburgh Festival, End Of The Road Festival and Wenlock Poetry Festival.
“The Poetry Takeaway is a nice idea and a fun way of bringing poetry to people” – The Stage
“The Poetry Takeaway project is a terrific innovation. At a time when the performing arts are facing their cruellest cuts in years this is an ingeniously creative way to – quite literally – take poetry to the people.”
Bruce Dessau, Arts Critic, Evening Standard