Residency Region: Kent

Led by poet and performer Arji Manuelpillai, this residency saw our poet interview 15 residents by phone and play a vibrant role in the community Facebook pages of Allhallows in Kent. As a result of these connections and collaborations, a poetry collection was produced to celebrate the resilience, character and community that is Allhallows.

If you would like to hear more about the amazing outcomes of this residency we have three exciting ways you can get involved:

  1. Click here to visit our SoundCloud page and hear Arji interviewed by Dominic King on BBC Radio Kent. This is a great way to get to know how Arji felt about the project.
  2. Click here to download Arji’s poetry collection in its entirety and experience the richness that this community helps bring to his work and some moments we can all resonate with after this very tough year
  3. Or see below to watch Arji perform some of his poetry:




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