Poetry in motion in Dalmeny Street Park


Jonathon Baxter unmissable in Guantanamo orange suit draws a crowd to Poets’ Corner which opened in the glorious sunshine of Parklife 2008. Another great success for Friends of Dalmeny Street Park.

“Imagine a Speakers’ Corner. The sort of thing that takes place in Hyde Park, London… Well, Poets’ Corner is a variation on this theme: the only difference is that its a little more creative and, we hope, less rhetorical!” That was Jonathon Baxter’s vision and the pictures show how he made it happen.
Meanwhile a blue grass band played, Mongolian singers sang their magical sound, and the wooden planters made with the help of the WoodSchool and funding from Scottish Natural Heritage drew suitably admiring glances. All in all, as Lise Bratton co-ordinatory of Friends of Dalmeny Park sums it up: “Saturday was glorious and Parklie 2008 was a huge success.

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