Film Screening In collaboration with Poet in the City

  • 27 February 2013



Following the over-subscribed screening m{us}e organised back in January in the City at private club Eight, we are delighted to bring ‘House of Knives’ to Fitzrovia, in collaboration with Hanmi Gallery and Poet in the City.


This new short film depicts the turbulent time which the celebrated French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine spent living together in London in 1873. With a script by the distinguished poet and writer David Harsent, librettist to Harrison Birtwistle, the film provides a dramatic account of one of the most celebrated moments in French literary history.


The event will also feature a short documentary film about the house at No 8 Royal College Street, once occupied by the poets, made by the Film Unit at University College London.


This event is to promote the work of the Rimbaud & Verlaine Foundation, which is creating an Anglo-French ‘poetry house’ at No 8 Royal College Street. It will be introduced by Graham Henderson, the director of the film and Chief Executive of Poet in the City, one of the UK’s most dynamic arts organisations.


The screening is FREE to attend. All donations are most welcome and 100% will go towards the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation.


Please make sure to hereby confirm your RSVP as places are limited. Thank you.


Hanmi Gallery is located a few minutes away from four tube stations: Goodge Street, Warren Street, Great Portland and Regent’s Park.


Poet in the City is an exciting and innovative venture philanthropy charity committed to attracting new audiences to poetry, making new connections for poetry and raising money to support poetry education. Specialising in organising high-profile poetry events with leading corporate sponsors and creative partners, Poet in the City is one the UK’s fastest growing arts organisations.


Hanmi Gallery presents the finest modern and contemporary art and design to an international audience, creating a bridge between the Eastern and Western art scenes. Specialising in Asian contemporary art, Hanmi Gallery in particular showcases the most exciting artists from Korea, providing them with a platform in London. The gallery also promotes a cross-cultural dialogue, introducing British and European art into Asia.


Pernod Absinthe supported the production of House of Knives film.

All images © Poet in the City 2012