05 Sep '11, 3am

1,000 turn up for Giant Poem project at The Arts House: #sgliterature

1,000 turn up for Giant Poem project at The Arts House: #sgliterature

IT THREATENED to be a wash-out, but wet weather did not dampen the fervour of more than 1,000 people who gamely turned up for the Giant Poem project last Saturday. Organised by The Arts House and held at the Empress Place river promenade, the event attracted about 150 people who waxed lyrical about Singapore and assorted topics on a paper scroll measuring 170m. The brainchild of Spanish anthropologist and artist Angel Arenas, the venture began four years ago and was making its 33rd stop in Singapore, its first station in South-east Asia. Mr Arenas told my paper that he was pleasantly surprised by the turnout, as he initially thought there would not be much support for the arts here. Thankfully, "the little red dot has answered beautifully" to the call to unite different cultures through poetry, he said. "Poetry is a way of finding yourself, an inner journey. But it can als...

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