Topfoto invite you to follow them on a great adventure with an inaugural Writer-in-Residence.
They say: ‘Rommi Smith, multi-award-winning poet, playwright, theatre-maker, performer, librettist and academic, winner of numerous prestigious residencies and commissions and a three-time BBC writer-in-residence, has begun work in our archive. It began with a late night conversation about diversity, hidden narratives and the power of the archive. “These photos flip-the-script on Britishness: my history lessons did not look like this.” Poems in dialogue with discovered photographs, original research and music are all to come but here’s the first step: on our blog.
This residency runs until June and is part of a recently awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in support of conservation of their historic archive, and ongoing work in support of diversity, educational outreach and public engagement.