The inspiring Corbenic Touring Poetry Path, showcasing the words of Scotland’s contemporary poets, will be visiting The Black Watch Castle and Museum in July.
Jon Plunkett, Corbenic Touring Path creator states, 'The Corbenic Poetry Path is very pleased to work with The Black Watch Castle and Museum to bring poetry into the heart of Perth. Our 'portable path exhibits' will be housed in the grounds of the Castle throughout July, and we will have a live poetry performance to accompany it. This partnership is further linked into the bid for Perth to be awarded City of Culture status for 2021. It is an exciting time for poetry, creativity and culture in Perthshire!'
Charlie Trzeciak, Learning and Audiences Officer at the Castle and Museum explains, “We are delighted to collaborate with Jon and the Corbenic Touring Poetry Path. This installation will play an important part of our ongoing programme to showcase the work of local and national artists, poets and sculptors at the Castle. The partnership also gives us an opportunity to look at the heritage of the Black Watch via the medium of poetry and reach new audience’’.
Charlie continues, “We have created a series of linked events throughout July including fun, interactive Poetry workshops for children of primary school age. The month will conclude with a live poetry performance in the Castle grounds. The live event is an innovative fusion of Scottish poets, Jon Plunkett, Tim Turnbull and Jim Mackintosh’s inspiring words and the emotive war poetry discovered within The Black Watch Museum’s archive.
The original Corbenic Poetry Path is set old Drumour Shooting Lodge and estate and consists of a three kilometer path through stunning Perthshire hills, woodlands, moors and riverbanks. Along this path are the words of Scotland’s contemporary poets carved into stone and resin, etched into glass and burned into striking wooden sculptures installed in the landscape.