Far reaching Outreach - Simon Armitage The Artist in Residence.
I’m teaching at a residential course with Caroline Bird in The Highlands of Scotland at a place called Moniack Mhor. It explains my absence from the launch of the greatest gathering of poets on British soil, Poetry Parnassus. Poetry Parnassus is the brainchild of Southbank Centre’s new artist in residence Simon Armitage. Jude Kelly artistic director at Southbank Centre began the residency programme in 2006. The artist in residence and the associate artist are at the heart of Southbank Centre. It is always worth asking the following question in any arts organisation - where are the artists?