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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
People standing on the wrong side of the escalator? Not letting you off before they get on? Whatever annoys you about bad Tube etiquette a new animated poem hopes to help.
Created by Travel Better London, a partnership between TfL and 13 poets from the capital, it focuses on the little things passengers do which can make travelling better for everyone.
The short film, illustrated by renowned French artist McBess and narrated by actor, Simon Callow, focuses on etiquette on the transport network and uses poetry to highlight the behaviours which can disrupt our journeys.
The campaign celebrates London poetry, and was timed to coincide with National Poetry Day earlier this month.
Combining written verse and performance, nine ‘Poets in Residence’ at different Tube stations delivered verse to the station whiteboards and performed live at the busking spots, and some even presented pop-up performances around the network to surprise London’s commuters.
For more information on Travel Better London and to read the poems click here.