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  • Keynote speech at The House of Lords, 22 June 2016 (UK)
  • Lecture at Bath Spa University at the Seeing Sound symposium, April 2016 (UK)
  • Two lectures about the poetry film artform for The University of Lincoln, BA Graphic Design, 2 February 2016
  • Lecture at Millfield School, National Poetry Day, 8 October 2015 (Somerset, UK)
  • Paper entitled The PoetryFilm Archive 2002-2015, at the AHRC-funded Pararchive conference at The University of Leeds, 27-28 March 2015 (Leeds, UK)
  • Literary Salon about Poetry and Film at Warwick University, January 2014 (Warwick, UK)
  • Creative Salon at the Royal College of Art, together with Peter Blegvad, MA Visual Communication, March 2013 (London, UK)
  • Lecture about Poetry and Film at London Met University, MA Creative Writing, November 2012 (London, UK)
  • Lecture about Branding and Visual Identity, HULT International Business School, MBA, March 2012 (London, UK)
  • Lecture about Poetry and Film at London Met University, MA Creative Writing, November 2010 (London, UK)
  • Presentation about Poetry and Film at the NFTS (National Film and Television School) for the MA Filmmaking course, April 2008 (Beaconsfield, UK
  • Perspectives
    • MA Creative Writing
    • MA Poetry
    • MA Filmmaking
    • MA Visual Communication
    • BA Graphic Design
    • Sixth Form: English & Media Studies
    • Sixth Form: Art & Design



  • In conversation at The Scottish Poetry Library, together with filmmaker Roxana Vilk, 3 December 2015 (Scotland, UK)
  • Roundtable panel discussion entitled “Poetry Films: Who? What? Why? How?” at the CYCLOP International Videopoetry Festival 2015 (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Keynote presentation, naming of the event, and curation of the symposium showreel at the Send and Receive: Poetry, Film and Technology in the 21st Century symposium at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), February 2015 (Liverpool, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at Tate BritainBehind The Scenes, curation of a poetry film programme + leading a panel discussion, November 2008 (London, UK)



  • UK launch and release of DAATA Editions Season Two film artworks commissioned by DAATA Editions and curated by Zata Banks, February 2017.
  • PoetryFilm screening, CSW Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun, February 2017 (Poland)
  • Live Morsing performance, The Physarum Experiments, Studio Ex Purgamento, 15 January 2017 (UK)
  • 3 May: lecture at Millfield School (UK)
  • 25 June: judged Millfield School poem film creative work
  • 10-12 July: co-curated a film programme for the MIX Conference, Bath Spa University, on the theme of Revolutions, Regenerations, Reflections
  • December: judged the Carbon Culture Review poetry film contest 2017



  • PoetryFilm Workshop at TOGETHER! Disability Film Festival, 9-10 Dec 2016 (UK)
  • Launch of Nous Sommes Paris anthology, published by Eyewear Books, marking the Paris attacks, November 2016
  • ZEBRA Festival, October 2016 (Munster, Germany)
  • Launch of Maintenant 10(0) anthology, published by Three Rooms Press, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of DADA, September 2016 (UK)
  • Judged the Carbon Culture Review poetry film competition, July 2016 (USA)
  • Evaluated poetry films made by students at Millfield School, 28 June 2016 (UK)
  • Presentation at The House of Lords, 22 June 2016 (UK)
  • PoetryFilm at Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, 4 June 2016 (Scotland)
  • PoetryFilm at Backup FestivalWeimar, Germany, 18-22 May 2016 (Germany)
  • Screening at Sinestesia Festival, Barcelona, 5 May 2016 (Spain)
  • Collaboration with The University of Lincoln on a Poetry + Film creative module for the BA Graphic Design course: two lectures and evaluation of the final student work, January – March 2016 (UK)
  • Lecture at Millfield School about the poetry film artform, 28 April 2016 (UK)
  • A paper, The PoetryFilm Archive: Sounds of Poetry & Poetry of Sounds at the Seeing Sound conference, Bath Spa University, 9-10 April 2016 (UK)
  • Screenings of Full Stop and PoetryFilm Blackboard at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and at Femmes Video Art Festival at The Situation Room, 6-30 April 2016 (USA)
  • 3-month artist-researcher residency at Rannsóknasetri Háskóla Íslands (University Research Centre) in Skagastrond, North-East Iceland, Jan-April 2016
  • Co-judged the Bokeh Yeah poem film competition at HOME, Manchester, 29 March 2016 (UK)
  • PoetryFilm Parallax: NES Skagastrond, 17 March 2016 (Iceland)
  • Spring Psychoanalytic Poetry Festivalscreening of 4 artworks from The PoetryFilm Archive + psychoanalytic discussion at The Freud Museum, London, 12 March
  • Full Stop (ZB) selected for inclusion in Art Beyond Sight, a sensory based exhibition exploring visual perception, 17 March – 1 May 2016 (Altringham, UK)
  • Screening of PoetryFilm Paradox at Mengi, Thursday 10 March 2016 (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • PoetryFilm supports International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016
  • PoetryFilm supports World Book Day, 3 March 2016
  • Anosmia published in Visual Verse, March 2016
  • Screening of Full Stop (ZB) at Opið Hús, 25 February 2016 (Skagastrond, Iceland)
  • PoetryFilm Paradox: NES, 21 February 2016 (Skagastrond, Iceland)
  • Screening of Full Stop (ZB) at Stanford Code Poetry 2.0, 16 February 2016 (Stanford, USA)
  • Screening of Palindrome (ZB) at Opið Hús, 30 January 2016 (Skagastrond, Iceland)
  • Screening of Cut-Up Experiment VIII (ZB) at Cinepoema, Rio de Janeiro, 23 January 2016 (Brazil)
  • Commissioned essay PoetryFilm: Semiotics and Multimodality published in poetryfilmkanal magazine, 15 January 2016 (Weimar, Germany)



  • PoetryFilm programme at Art Language Location Festival, 17 October 2015 (Cambridge, UK)
  • PoetryFilm Parallax programme at the O Bheal Cork Film Festival, 9-11 October 2015 (Cork, Ireland)
  • PoetryFilm lecture at Millfield School, National Poetry Day, 8 October 2015 (Somerset, UK)
  • PoetryFilm Equinox event at The Groucho Club, Sunday 4 October 2015 (London, UK)
  • Palindrome (ZB) screened in Rio de Janiero, 20 Sept 2015 (Brazil)
  • PoetryFilm Parallax at The ICA Cinema, 16 August 2015 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm event at Mengi (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • PoetryFilm event at the Penzance Literary Festival, (Cornwall, UK)
  • Full Stop (ZB) selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2015, 13-24 May (Cannes, France)
  • Transmutations poetry film programme co-curated by PoetryFilm and Alchemy, at the Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, 16-19 April 2015 (Hawick, Scotland)
  • PoetryFilm programme at the Sound Acts festival, 24-26 April 2015 (Athens, Greece)
  • PoetryFilm programme at the Wenlock Poetry Festival, UK, 24-26 April 2015 (Wenlock, UK)
  • Two PoetryFilm presentations at CCCB Barcelona, 18-19 March 2015 (Barcelona, Spain)
  • I presented a talk, The PoetryFilm Archive 2002-2015, at the AHRC-funded Pararchive conference at Leeds University, 27-28 March 2015 (Leeds, UK)
  • I judged the Read Our Lips poetry film competition organised by Apples and Snakes, 28 March 2015 (UK)
  • Exhibition of artworks by Zata Banks at Fjuk Art Centre in Husavik, Iceland, 12 February 2015
  • PoetryFilm event featuring selected film artworks from The PoetryFilm Archive at Fjuk Art Centre in Husavik, Iceland, 13 February 2014
  • I gave a presentation at the Send and Receive: Poetry, Film and Technology in the 21st Century symposium at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 5 February 2015 (Liverpool, UK)
  • I was awarded an Artist Residency in Iceland, January – February 2015
  • My concrete poem Full Stop and the accompanying Morse Code sound transmission artwork were selected for inclusion in Tate Britain’s RadioCity exhibition, a special season of radio, sound art, performance and broadcast, 24-25 January 2015 (London, UK)



  • The poem Full Stop [in the form of Morse Code audio with headphones, and a framed A1 print] by Zata Banks was exhibited at the Regulate art exhibition in Sheffield, 7 November – 5 December 2014 (Sheffield, UK)
  • Judge for the Radioeins Prize at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, 16-19 October 2014 (Berlin, Germany)
  • Judge for the Southbank Centre’s Shot Through the Heart poetry film competition, July 2014 (UK)
  • Presented a Literary Salon about Poetry and Film at Warwick University, 9 January 2014 (Warwick, UK)



  • PoetryFilm Equinox at The ICA Cinema, Sunday 22 September 2014 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm programme at Preston Festival, Saturday 28 September 2013 (Preston, UK)
  • PoetryFilm programme at Penzance Festival, Saturday 20 July 2013 (Cornwall, UK)
  • PoetryFilm Equinox, Charlotte Street Hotel Cinema, 20 March 2013 (London, UK)
  • Presented a PoetryFilm Salon at the Royal College of Art, March 2013 (London, UK)



  • PoetryFilm event at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 13 October 2010 (Liverpool, UK)
  • Lecture about Poetry and Film at London Met University, November 2012 (London, UK)
  • Lecture about Poetry and Film at London Met University, November 2010 (London, UK)



  • PoetryFilm: Mythology and Dream, Curzon Renoir Cinema, December 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm: Heroes & Heroines, Curzon Renoir Cinema, 6 October 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm: Strangers & Strangeness, Curzon Renoir Cinema, 14 July 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm Party, Curzon Soho, April 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at London Film Museum, featuring live painting, May 2009 (London, UK)
  • Cut-Up Experiment VIII screened at Cannes Film Festival 2009 (Cannes, France)
  • PoetryFilm Party, Curzon Soho, February 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at Stanza Festival, Scotland, February 2009 (Scotland, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at London Literature Lounge, 25 January 2009 (London, UK)



  • PoetryFilm: Behind The Scenes, Tate Britain, November 2008 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm: Shock of the New, Cardiff Academi, October 2008 (Wales, UK)
  • PoetryFilm as part of YCN LIVE! September 2008 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at Southbank Centre, Poetry International, August 2008 (London, UK)
  • I presented a lecture about Poetry and Film at the NFTS (National Film and Television School), April 2008 (Beaconsfield, UK)





  • PoetryFilm at Chichester, Chichester Cinema, October 2005
  • PoetryFilm at Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, September 2005
  • London PoetryFilm Night III, Genesis Cinema, London, July 2005
  • Oxford PoetryFilm Night, Magdalen College, May 2005
  • Poets On Film, Battersea Arts Centre, May 2005
  • World Book Day PoetryFilm (children’a session), Idea Store Bow, London, March 2005
  • London PoetryFilm Night II, Genesis Cinema, London, February 2005



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