The Rowan Arts Project

The Rowan Arts Project
Unit 35
The Studios
10 Hornsey Street
Greater London
N7 8EL




0207 700 2062

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Rowan Arts acts as a catalyst for social change through the arts. We develop locally generated projects to facilitate exchanges and experiences that improve lives and deepen sense of place.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 9.30-5.30

Admission charges


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Simon Armitage

Connecting Conversations with Simon Armitage

  • 19 September 2014 7-8:30pm

Edward Marriott will talk with Simon Armitage about his work, the place of poetry and the poet in the modern world. How can poetry break through the increasingly strident clamour of 21st-century life? Why, especially today, is it more necessary than ever?

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. He has published over a dozen collections of poetry including Seeing Stars (2010), his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) and, more recently, The Death of King Arthur (2012). Simon is also a playwright, novelist and broadcaster, writing extensively for television and radio. His bestselling memoir Walking Home (2012) describes travelling the Pennine Way as a modern troubadour, without a penny in his pocket, giving readings en route in village halls, pubs and living rooms. Stanza Stones (2013) records the project to engrave seven poems on the South Pennine watershed. This summer, The Last Days of Troy, Simon Armitage's visceral re-telling of the story of the Iliad story, opens at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and Shakespeare's Globe, London, and is published by Faber. Simon was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2004 and awarded the CBE for services to poetry in 2010.

Edward Marriott is a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice and a candidate in training at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He has written four non-fiction books and, prior to training as a psychotherapist, worked as a journalist and broadcaster.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
N7 6PA


£10 full price, £8 students and unwaged