Restoration Of The Much Loved Waterloo Poem by Sue Hubbard


LONDON.- After a year-long campaign London’s largest public art poem, which was painted over last autumn by Network Rail, is about to be restored in the underpass at Waterloo that leads to the IMAX cinema. Ten years ago, as part of the renovation of the South Bank undertaken by Avery Architects, the Arts Council and the BFI commissioned the award-winning poet and art critic Sue Hubbard to write a poem for the underpass that leads from Victory Arch at Waterloo Station to the IMAX cinema. Written in a series of three-lined stepped stanzas the poem was set out so that it could be read whilst walking through the tunnel. Using the metaphor of Eurydice descending into the underworld it aimed to make walkers feel safe. As well as the classical myth, th