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Poetry. Printed Signs

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Refuel your imagination with poetry on the petrol forecourt. Pause for thought, pause for poetry on your journey through the Lake District.

CG Pitstop, Broughton in Furness


SD 214 875

Parking is free in the square
X7 and 511 buses stop in Broughton
Foxfield station is a 2km walk away

Most people have experienced that curious trance-like state we adopt whilst refuelling our cars on a petrol station forecourt.. It provides a few solitary minutes of meditation, we are going somewhere but for a brief time our lives are literally at a standstill. Advertisers have already recognised this phenomenon and have calculated that they have approximately three minutes to present us with wonderful opportunities to purchase bargain torchlights, cheap cool boxes and tasty travel snacks. I have tried to recapture and revalue that moment by subverting the gaudy graphics and advertising that usually cover the petrol pumps. Instead, you will find a series of four large contemplative 'pump poems' whose intention is to deliver a creative refill, to refuel your imagination and provide a genuine pause for thought on the forecourt of the reinvented 'Poetry Station'. Replica postcards are available inside the garage shop for those drivers who want to retain 'a memory of the moment'.


Thanks to:CGP publishing