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Central Saint Martins Presents: Charismatic Objects

Central Saint Martins Presents: Charismatic Objects

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
07 Jun 2019
  • Special Events
Let Students from Central Saint Martins lead you though the Museum’s collection of ‘charismatic objects’ – the tokens, in an evening of poetry and live reading.

19:00 (doors 18:30) | Tickets £10, £8 concessions & Foundling Friends (includes a free drink)

Students from Central Saint Martins host an evening of performance poetry and live reading, exploring the Museum’s collection of tokens, the ‘charismatic objects’ left by parents with their children on being admitted to the Foundling Hospital. The event will include emerging poets (18+) selected through an open call, performing alongside a more established poet or poets.

The BA in Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins equips students for work in galleries, museums and collections, TV, radio and new media, theatre and cinema, teaching, and arts and events management. Students take part in practical projects and work with cultural historians, journalists, filmmakers, curators, and marketing and design specialists across a wide range of art forms. The Foundling Museum is one of several partners with which the course collaborates.

In partnership with Central Saint Martins.

Open call for entries

Emerging poets aged 18+ are invited to enter a poem, no longer than five minutes, responding to the Museum’s collection of tokens. These will be judged by Museum staff, plus poets Deanna Rodger and Solomon O.B, with up to six winners performing their work on the evening. Only one submission per applicant is allowed. Submissions should be sent to by Friday 17 May.