Thursday, September 30, 2010

National Poetry Day

I'm not doing anything much on NPD this year, but if you're in or around London on Thursday October 7th, this free poetry event is going on most of the afternoon at the Southbank Centre. 

Poetry Society and Southbank Centre presents
National Poetry Day Live
Thursday 7 October 2010
Free event
For the second year running, the Poetry Society has organised this lively event for National Poetry Day together with the Southbank Centre. Once again the event is entirely free. All welcome, including groups.
Discover poetry in the foyers and hidden corners of the Royal Festival Hall, and make yourself at home in the Clore Ballroom for live performances by a host of poetry’s famous names and rising stars. The day’s events are hosted by Ross Sutherland & Caroline Bird, featuring:
  • Simon Armitage, Jane Draycott, Ian Duhig, Luke Kennard, Daljit Nagra
  • Lemn Sissay performing Coleridge’s ‘Ancient Mariner’
  • Joelle Taylor & SLAMbassadors
  • Former Foyle Young Poets: Jay Bernard, Swithun Cooper, Holly Hopkins, Sarah Howe & Laura Seymour
  • Forward Prize Poets: Robin Robertson, Fiona Sampson & Jo Shapcott
'Getting Published’- a Poetry Review workshop ♦ Foyle Young Poets of the Year ♦ ‘Pick a Poem’ ♦
Folk in a Box presents ‘Poetry in a Box’ ♦ Screening of Postcards from Home ♦ Prescriptions & quizzes

Venue: Royal Festival Hall foyers & Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London SE1.

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Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Jane

Unfortunately, I was away for National Poetry Day. Was it a massive success?

Love from Simon

Jane Holland said...

I have no idea. I stayed in bed.