Hillview Poetic Histories

... a collaborative project devised by Poet in the City and residents of the Hillview Estate, with big thanks to Camden Alive for their generous support.

In 2019 poet Hannah Lowe was commissioned to write a poem inspired by interviews with Hillview residents. She also facilitated a series of community workshops, and new poems were created looking at the Hillview of today, as well as resident involvement in 1980s squatter movements. The project culminated in a poetry competition for residents, judged by poet Hannah Lowe, programme manager at Poet in the City Jasmine White and writer and ex Hillview resident Angela Cobbinah. The selected poems will be featured on bus stops throughout Camden in Spring 2020 and have been presented at Bloomsbury Festival, and Camden Alive's North West Noises at The British Museum. 

We hope you enjoy the poems - see links below

HILLVIEWS by Hannah Lowe.pdf

You're Welcome by Amy McAllister.pdf

Hillview Inheritance Remembered by Chris Harrison.pdf

Hillview by Chris Reeves.pdf