Event in London – ADRIFT

(Pasted from Penned in the Margins)


Thursday 15 November, 7.30pm

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London E1 6AB

Nearest tubes: Aldgate East, Aldgate, Liverpool Street

£5 – book online

Join four artists and writers interested in climate change, the environment and the city in a special evening of readings and discussion.

David Buckland is an artist, filmmaker and founder of climate change arts organisation Cape Farewell. Writer Tom Chivers maps the urban environment in a new poetry project ADRIFT. Rachel Lichtenstein reads from her new book Diamond Street and explores the underground Fleet River. And Michael McKimm investigates the poetics of geology.

Photograph (top-right) is of an artwork by David Buckland.


David Buckland

In 2001 David Buckland created Cape Farewell, bringing artists, scientists and educators together to collectively address and raise awareness about climate change. David is a designer, artist and film-maker whose lens-based works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in London, Paris and New York and collected by the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Getty Collection, Los Angeles amongst others.

Tom Chivers

Born in South London in 1983, Tom Chivers is a poet and arts producer. His books include How to Build a City (Salt, 2009), The Terrors (Nine Arches, 2009) and several anthologies including City State (2010). He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2011. He is currently working with climate change arts organisation Cape Farewell to create ADRIFT: a new one-year poetry project to map and investigate the hidden landscapes of the city.
Find out more about ADRIFT

Rachel Lichtenstein

Rachel Lichtenstein is an artist, writer, oral historian and curator. She is the author of Rodinsky’s Whitechapel (1999), Keeping Pace (2003), A Little Dust Whispered (2004), the co-author with Iain Sinclair of the highly praised Rodinsky’s Room (1999) and On Brick Lane (2008). Her latest book is Diamond Street: the hidden world of Hatton Garden.

Michael McKimm

Michael McKimm was born in Belfast in 1983 and grew up near the Giant’s Causeway.  He graduated from the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Warwick in 2004 and won an Eric Gregory award in 2007.  He lives in London, where he works for the Geological Society Library. His first collection of poetry is Still This Need (Heaventree Press, 2009). He is currently working on Written in the Rocks, a new body of poetic work which will explore the geology of climate change.


Produced by Penned in the Margins in association with Cape Farewell


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