A Sutton-based poet will preview her new collection of poems about Salvador Dalí at the Wandsworth Arts Fringe next month.

On Thursday May 9, poet Sarah Hobbs from Sutton will bring her fourth full collection of poetry, Dalí: In Verse, to life at the Balham Bowls Club, as part of this years' Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival.

The event will blend Ms Hobbs's poetry with images of the great Spanish painter's surrealist art in an immersive spoken word session.

Speaking ahead of the event, Ms Hobbs said she was excited to pay homages to one of the 20th century's greatest and most influential artists.

Ms Hobbs said: "I'm really excited to be bringing my collection to this years Wandsworths Arts Fringe event. Salvador Dalí is one of the greatest creative visionaries in history and to be able to pay homage to him in this way is a really special.

"I feel very honoured to be able do this and to also be part of such a vibrant and energetic festival.

"Art and words are very similar in what they try to achieve. Both are used to create imaginative and evocative imagery that strikes a chord and makes the viewer think and feel. This event looks to do just this."

Ms Hobbs will sign copies of her Dalí collection at the event.

Tickets are available from the Wandsworth Arts Fringe website at https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2019/dali-in-verse