Events - Festival 2018

The Eternally Packed Suitcase: Lisa Matthews

Wednesday 1 March, 10:00 - Sunday 5 March, 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Level 2 Foyer

An installation with poetry packed into the gaps

The painter L.S. Lowry kept an eternally packed suitcase in his hallway as a tool for escaping unwanted encounters - with the explanation that he had to depart imminantly. Taking this as a starting point, poet Lisa Matthews' collection The Eternally Packed Suitcase (Vane Women Press, 2015) explores the acts of journeying and departing, both physically and metaphorically. In an installation which showcases a selection of Matthews' poetry in and on our own eternally packed suitcase, we reflect on the poetry of journeys and the way in which poetry journeys with us.

Participants: Lisa Matthews
Lisa Matthews: Donna-Lisa Healy


The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...