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The Sun Rises on The Midnight Run

The Sun Rises on The Midnight Run

Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson talks to us about her experience of the sunset-to-sunrise poetic tour of London that is the Midnight Run. While most of us slept, she reclaimed the city streets.

At the time of writing it’s Friday 24th July – 5 days after the epic London Midnight Run that saw the journey of 140 people walk the concrete streets of London in an arts filled, dusk to dawn experience!

But where and how do I start writing about an experience unlike any other? I cast my thoughts back to …

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Running up to the Epic London Midnight Run

Wow, tomorrow night I will be taking part in my first Midnight Run (MNR), as both Artist and participant.

So, what is this Midnight Run? I hear you say.  It’s the brain child of Inua Ellams, a ‘walking, night-time, arts-filled, cultural journey through a city’. Who is it for? ‘a typical Midnight Runner has a healthy sense of adventure and seeks experiences beyond the mainstream’. What happens exactly? ‘Our idea is to reclaim the streets of a city, to dispel the idea of ‘danger

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THE MIDNIGHT RUN BY INUA ELLAMS

Poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams tells Apples and Snakes about the relationship between the poet and the city and the theme behind ‘The Midnight Run’

For me, there are many similarities between what it is to be a writer of poetry and what it is to live in a city. Just as there are rules and regulations governing grammar and sentence  construction, there are rules and regs to urban dwelling. Punctuation is to paragraph as Stop sign is to traffic etc.  In poetry, we bend the rules as much …

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