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As part of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art's twelve-week programme accompanying Lubaina Himid's installation Our Kisses are Petals, there will be a poetry themed event on Sunday 12th August. The 'Raising the Flag' programme involves special events coinciding with the raising of special flags on the gallery's roof. 

The Poetry Take-Over Day, being a team-up between the arts centre and The Poetry Exchange, will give attendees the chance to take part in a personal poetry discussion around the Poetry Exchange's theme of poems which have been a 'friend' to you - which you have developed a close relationship with. In exchange, you’ll receive a gift: a special recording of your chosen poem, inspired by your thoughts and feelings about it.

The event is free but will require booking. You can find out more and book your place here.

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