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Poetry to inspire bus passengers

Canterbury Labyrinth
Poems were written at the labyrinth as part of the Creative Campus initiative

Bus passengers in Canterbury have been offered a selection of poems inspired by a medieval labyrinth to brighten their journeys.

The poetry was written by creative writing students at the University of Kent at workshops in the Canterbury Labyrinth.

The labyrinth opened as an unusual teaching resource in August 2008.

Unibuses, which travel between the campus and the city, will feature a selection of poems throughout January.

The workshops were organised by university lecturer Patricia Debney, Canterbury's first poet laureate, as part of the university's Creative Campus initiative.

Dr Jan Sellers, a creative learning fellow who helped lead the sessions and was the driving force behind the development of the labyrinth, said: "The Canterbury Labyrinth is designed to support teaching and learning by providing a reflective time and space that can be used by all.

"Students found that walking the labyrinth freed the imagination - we're delighted with the results."

The Poetry on the Buses Series and the Canterbury Labyrinth are part of the University of Kent's Creative Campus initiative.

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