These fragments I have shored against my ruins
Five former winners of the T S Eliot Prize (Don Paterson, Roger Robinson, Bhanu Kapil, Hannah Sullivan and Sinéad Morrissey) have selected poems from the last 100 years to be read during the five f r a g m e n t s celebrations . This evening in St. Olave’s Church, Hart St. a selection of their choices will be read by the actor Tamsin Greig. St. Olave’s Lady Chapel Window depicts four modern types of Christian womanhood: Elizabeth Fry, Florence Nightingale, Josephine Butler and Edith Cavell.
St Olave Hart Street is one of the few mediaeval churches to survive the Great Fire of London. It is best known as the burial place of Samuel Pepys and his wife Elizabeth; the famous diaries of Samuel Pepys provide the most vivid first-hand account of the fire of 1666 and subsequent life.