Are you the type that is drawn to the fridge whenever you’re walking through the kitchen?
If so, you’re likely to be among those ‘magnetised’ to a special ‘fridge poetry’ event at Trinity Leeds on October 4.
The brainchild of Morley Literature Festival’s organisers, the event will see the centre host a field of recycled fridges that passers by can turn into poetic works of art by arranging donated magnetic letters and words.
The annual festival, which will feature visits from award-winning broadcaster Kate Adie, ITV’s Ned Boulting and legendary DJ Andy Kershaw from October 4 to 13, has teamed up with Leeds furniture recycling centres, St Jude’s and Emmaus Leeds, to open the door to fridge poetry.
Festival director Jenny Harris said: “If you’ve ever stood in front of your fridge waiting for inspiration to strike, this could be the perfect way to bring out your inner-poet.
“St Jude’s and Emmaus Leeds help a lot of people and what they do just makes good sense – why not re-use what’s already there – so it seemed logical to all of us to crowd-source unwanted fridge letters so that we can create something new together.”
The donated fridge magnets will be on hand for families passing through Trinity to get creative for free during Light Night, from 6pm to 10pm.
Magnets can be dropped off at the St Jude’s shop in Marshall Street, Holbeck, Emmaus Leeds at Leeds Kirkgate Market or in St Mary’s Street, Morley Library and Café 164, in Duke Street, Leeds.
Annette Haigh, manager of St Jude’s, said: “We’re delighted to be part of this event and we hope more people will take Morley Literature Festival’s lead and find new creative ways to make use of the things they no longer need.”
Now in its eighth year, Morley Literature Festival is an annual week-long festival celebrating books, reading and writing.
Its broad-ranging programme includes family shows, workshops, comedy, music and author events, featuring the likes of Will Self, Barbara Taylor Bradford, John Shuttleworth and Ian Rankin in recent years.
For more information on the this year’s programme of events or to book tickets for Morley Literature Festival visit www.morleyliteraturefestival.co.uk. Tickets are also available from Morley Library or by calling 0844 8482706.