This was the final event to celebrate the end of the Journeys with “The Waste land” project. Following on from the Leamington Studio Artists Response to “The Waste Land” exhibition prize-giving at East Lodge Gallery Leamington Spa, with an evening at Episode Hotel on Sunday 25th November 6pm.
Delicious tapas and a bar added to the atmosphere as we were challenged with a quiz on our knowledge of T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land” poem, the exhibitions and artists associated with the project. Pictures, multiple choice answers, a photography display of work from the Coventry Igers Instameet, music from Chris Stanley and recorded soundbites added to the mixture with no time to sit on our laurels!
Each round of the quiz was punctuated by poetry written in response to the Journeys with “The Waste Land” at various extra events, and a selection of the Haiku Challenge from the blogposts was read by members of the Coventry Research Team.
Prizes were treasures from the Journeys with “The Waste Land” exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and included the books, some of John Newling‘s Eliot’s Soil, composted copies of Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land”, and some hyacinths planted in a “handful of dust” of the medium. (line 30)