Poetry in Motion

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Anna Woodford is writer in residence at the Co-Motion project at Newcastle University which studies well-being and mobility in older people. Anna’s poems encouraging people to be kinder to their fellow passengers and celebrating travel will be displayed on Go North East buses throughout the Great Exhibition of the North.

There will also be a special installation bus featuring art and poetry.

Anna Woodford is poet in residence with the Co-Motion project, at the Universities of Newcastle and York, which looks at the link between well-being and getting out in older people.

Anna has written six poems encouraging us to be kinder to ourselves and our fellow passengers when travelling. The poems are based on a key aspect of Co-Motion’s research which found that people’s attitude to their own health and mobility, as well as the way they felt others perceived them, made a crucial difference in determining their well being. People with the same issues could have very different experiences of getting out.

‘Anna’s poems encouraging people to be kinder to their fellow passengers and celebrating travel will be displayed on Go North East buses’ could you add ‘and available in her new book Changing Room (Salt, 2018) available from Salt, Amazon, Waterstones and in the BALTIC shop

Venue: One hundred Go North East buses throughout the region