Quay Words

In Transit – a new site-specific Quay Words commission produced by Penned in the Margins

21st June 2022

We’re excited to announce that on Saturday 17th September we’ll be presenting a new site-specific live-literature commission for Exeter’s Quayside, In Transit by Belinda Zhawi, produced by Penned in Margins.

This free performance will be beside the river in the Transit Shed. In Transit will share stories and histories from the River Exe, probing themes of colonialism, migration, industry and the environment. Tracing the movement of tides, and the movement of people, animals and goods, this mesmerising spoken word performance by Zimbabwean-born, London-based Zhawi will blend reflections on the Exe with her experiences of the Thames: two great rivers bound together by a shared history of trade. 

The performance is free but booking is recommended here.

“Penned in the Margins is at the forefront of exploring what live literature, spoken word – whatever you wish to call it – can and could be” 

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