Our River Lea Poetry Trail is a community heritage project connecting Angel Edmonton to Meridian Water, and the River Lea beyond funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. Local architects Fisher Cheng are collaborating with residents group REACT to bring the project to fruition and features the works of local poet Keith Mowatt.
The project seeks to explore the significance and impact of the River Lea to life in Upper Edmonton, through the memories of local poet Keith Mowatt, via a new poetry trail connecting Fore Street with Meridian Water. The selected poem is ‘Our River Lea’, which reflects on his lived experiences around the River Lea, and musings on the future of life following the redevelopment of Meridian Water. The poem joyfully and tenderly explores a variety of themes, evoking imagery from the area’s industrial past, fishing on the river, a changing of the seasons and climate, as well as nightlife and nature, offering a colourful portrait of life by the River Lea and a questioning, but optimistic window to the future.
Enfield Poets are delighted to feature Our River Lea on the Enfield in Poetry Map where you can hear Keith Mowatt reciting his poem at Raynham Primary School here
To find our more about the our River Lea project follow www.ourriverlea.co.uk