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Lichfield residents are being given the chance to have their poetry exhibited alongside one of the city’s greatest poets. Artists Andy McKeown and Peter Walker will be projecting the full version of Erasmus Darwin’s masterpiece – The Botanical Garden, onto the side of his former home in Lichfield on February 27. The text of the poem, will be shown as a unique textStream animation projection artwork. Alongside this, Lichfield poets of today are to be given the opportunity to have their work projected onto the side of Darwin House. Peter said:
“This is a great opportunity to have your own poetry seen by a new audience, and an opportunity to continue the great legacy of Lichfield’s famous poets. It doesn’t matter at what level you write, or what age you are, we will include your work in the project”.
Erasmus Darwin House will feature the large-scale artwork between 6pm and 9pm on the February 27 as part of the 52 Weeks of Art Project currently being run in Lichfield. For more information or to find out how to get involved, visit or email

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