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Spoken-word Poetry Tour

Tom Ball, an English and Creative Writing student at the University of Birmingham, has developed a new kind of tour of The Infirmary museum and the Charles Hastings building, featuring original poetry inspired by the historic building and the museum collections.

 Tom Ball giving a poetry tour of the George Marshall Medical Museum.

Tom Ball giving a poetry tour of the George Marshall Medical Museum.

A lot of my poetry is inspired by the tremendous talent of the Decadent writers of the 1890s (Oscar Wilde, John Gray, Arthur Symons) and also from the Gothic period (Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austen).
— Tom Ball, poet

Listen to some of the poetry Tom wrote and performed at the George Marshall Medical Museum at: https://soundcloud.com/user-818139263/sets/a-poetry-tour-of-the-george-marshall-medical-museum