About the Residency
Belfast Book Festival 2022 invited Bebe Ashley (and her 3D printer) to be based in The Crescent Arts Centre Café where she used words and lines suggested by festival audiences to create a new poem; Bebe coded and printed into Grade One Braille, and has kindly donated the work to The Crescent;
The swifts swirl and swoop as the sun sets.
It is a night of new ideas and people with books
are making conversation with other people with books.
In the café, somebody is tying their jazz shoes
and somebody else is taking notes on the longing
of a spotlight surging across an empty stage.
There is enough time for coffee and cake to collide,
enough time for the green room to blossom, to bloom.
Enough time to make somebody standing alone feel welcome.
Bebe's project, Confetti, was been funded by the Arts Council Northern Ireland and Future Screens NI as part of the Digital Evolution Awards.