Thanks to the generous legacy gift of the property at No 8 Royal College Street by its current owner, Mr Michael Corby, the Foundation may soon be in a position to create an Anglo-French poetry house at the property formerly occupied by the celebrated French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine.
This is a unique opportunity to establish a European style ‘poetry house’ at this historic Regency property, which is situated only 500 metres from the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras. The aim is to make the house a living centre for the appreciation and promotion of poetry and poetry education, and the celebration of Anglo-French cultural connections.
In due course it is envisaged that No 8 will not only be open to visitors, but will also be home to several poetry charities, a poetry library and digital archive, a venue for performances and schools workshops, a café and a book shop. A magnet for French visitors, arriving or leaving on Eurostar, it will also be a ‘hub’ for modern poetry organisations and poets, and an important cultural and educational resource for the local community in Camden.
If you are interested in finding out more about the plans for a poetry house at No 8 Royal College Street please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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