A live relay, involving 72 volunteers from the public, private and student sectors reciting lines from The Rime on the Ancient Mariner at different locations across North East Lincolnshire, starting at the top of Grimsby Dock Tower with a megaphone. The project will bring together a real mix of local people and highlight places of both personal and public interest.
The poem will travel around the region with readers placed at locations such as Grimsby Fish Market, The Humber Bridge and the River Freshney – all relating to National Poetry Day’s theme of water while paying homage to Grimsby’s maritime history.
The Rime will conclude at the Fisherman’s Memorial statue in St James’ Square with the final passage being read by Anthony Suter, a professional poet from Grimsby, now living in France. Local musician John Conolly will finish the event with his new song Joe Pearson, about the life of an ordinary fisherman.