Workshop 1 Craft Room Belfast Book Festival


Planet, Prosperity, People, Peace


Come pick a poem, and listen to the latest Poetry Jukebox installation.

We are proud to be home to The Poetry Jukebox - choose a poem to listen to in our Front Garden. This year’s collection of poems first went live in Bangalore Airport in March 2024, in partnership with The Glass House Festival, Bangalore, and embody the values of collaboration, public engagement and creativity.

Poetry Jukebox are Changing the Message! Located in the Cresent's Garden, they want to share beautiful, profound and life-arming words and change the words on our streets, opening hearts and minds, putting poetry to work where it belongs: everywhere, for everyone.

Poetry Jukebox is an international project founded by OndÅ™ej Kobza, a Prague-based cultural activist focused on the animation of public space and ways of making cities more liveable for the people that live in them.

He created a steel structure, deliberately styled to bring to mind a gramophone or speaking trumpet, with a button to press for anyone to hear a poet read their own poem, anytime, free gratis and for nothing.

For learn more about Poetry Jukebox, click here.

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