This project is being produced by ArtfulScribe in partnership with Light Up Poole and is open to all Soundstorm/Wave member schools.

Wave is delighted to offer SoundStorm/Wave member schools the opportunity to take part in fully funded poetry workshops, in partnership with Light Up Poole / Artful Scribe in early 2019.

Another of the many festival attractions will be NYX, a moving robot, designed by Amsterdam-based artist Gijs van Bon, which will move down Poole streets painting illuminated words and poems, which will remain in situ for the rest of the night. These words are environmentally friendly and plastic-free, illuminated by ultra-violet light, and are washed away after each night. See the attached picture for an idea of what the robot looks like

We are inviting students from up to 10 member schools to write the words that Robot NYX will leave in its wake!

Creative literacy experts, ArtfulScribe, will deliver writing workshops, using this year’s festival theme, ‘tides’. The results of these workshops will be displayed through the town by our robotic visitor. Each participating school will select their best work which the artist will feed into the robot and these words will then form a line of poetry behind ROBOT NYX as it moves down the street each night.

More info about the workshops: please email Matt West via