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Laganside - A Mobile Poetry Experience in Belfast

By John D'Arcy

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'Laganside' is a mobile poetry experience at Belfast’s River Lagan.

Walk along the River Lagan and listen to the poem 'Laganside' by Alan Gillis. Hear surreal sound-worlds accompany the poem at landmarks dotted throughout Titanic Quarter, East Belfast, Ormeau and Stranmillis Embankments, and the Towpath.

On your journey you will also discover new poems about the river by Sinead Morrissey, Ben Maier and Andrew Jamison.

Whether you are a local or a visitor to Belfast, this app will spark a new poetic discovery of the river. Place, sound and poetry converge in an interactive, non-directive and surprising personal experience.

---Discover Laganside---

Read and listen to Laganside - the contemporary Belfast epic by Alan Gillis. This poem, performed by Patrick FitzSymons, charts the shifting terrain of Belfast’s physical and cultural landscape in the 21st Century. The significance of the poem is explained in the app's Foreword by renowned Belfast poet Sinead Morrissey.

---Experience new sound worlds---

Immerse yourself in augmented real and surreal soundscapes that reveal themselves at key spots along the River Lagan. Listen to these musical backdrops as accompaniment to the reading of Laganside to experience the poem in new ways.

---Find poems---

Find additional Belfast poems by Alan Gillis, Sinead Morrisey, Andrew Jamison and Ben Maier, all located along the River Lagan. Some poems include sonic manipulations by John D’Arcy, while others are enhanced with video.

---Rediscover the river---

Use the built-in map to track your location while you search for sound worlds and poems along the Lagan. Explore places at the riverside you haven’t visited before and see well-known spots in a new light.

Created by John D'Arcy

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Customer Reviews

Just Lovely

This app is such a such a lovely way to experience Belfast, the city of rivers and green roofing. Best listened to with quality earphones, avoid Beats by Dre if only not to look like a bag of dick. Overall, one of the best apps I've ever downloaded, fair play and good wishes to the developer.

Amazing way to see the city

Really cool interesting tour app. I wish there was one for all cities.

Laganside - A Mobile Poetry Experience in Belfast
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  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 48.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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