“Let’s Talk about Vivienne”
A walk , by the Walking with the Waste Land group at the Turner Contemporary.
Saturday March 11th.
A Photo Diary, creating new encounters.
A performance by Jill Rock
through the Sybil
From the Epigraph
The Waste Land
Identifying Eliot’s Ghost women
reads :Sophie (after JMWT)
written by Keith Grossmith
We include a Turner woman of her time in our walk, referencing the Gallery.
The Art of Walking
( Walking – Method )
Emily Hale, but now Let’s Talk about Vivienne.
Walpole Bay Shelter.
T.S. Eliot , famous clairvoyant.
Eliot’s demeaning portrayals of his ghost women.
Walpole Bay Hotel
(wonderful tea and scones).
‘Tom and Vivienne’s
letters from Margate.’
Walpole Bay Hotel.
‘The Vivienne Haigh-Wood Headlines’
the old site of the
Reads: ‘Poor wretched clever child.’
in the gardens
‘Death of a Duchess’
An image of Vivienne. She sits at her dressing table, hairbrush motionless in her hand, bare arms fixed, waiting for a question from Tom…
And if I said ‘I love you’ should we breathe?
reads his poem:
Near, bright stars.
A Game of Chess
lines added to
and edited from
the Waste Land
at Vivienne’s behest.
The Old Kent Market
reads: ‘The Eliot’s go to the Cinema’.
‘In the Cage”.
With many thanks to Jennifer Deakin for photography and to the members of the Walking with the Waste Land group for their hard work and support.
For details of readings and performances:http://www.elspeth-billie-penfold.com/let-s-talk-about-vivienne-readings-flyers-and-some-images