MusicArt, in association with The Poetry Society, presents a poetry-inspired concert for National Poetry Day, featuring pianist Annie Yim, the poet Zaffar Kunial and composers Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Raymond Yiu. ‘The Poet Speaks’, a MusicArt conceptual concert, combines the recorded voices of composers and writers with live piano, juxtaposing poems from two centuries with musical responses to […]
National Poetry Day Live is a FREE celebration of all things poetry, presented by The Poetry Society and Southbank Centre. This year features readings from Mercury Prize-winning artist PJ Harvey, Ian McMillan, Keaton Henson, Salena Godden, Hannah Silva and many more… PLUS live drawing from Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, and a live recording of BBC Radio […]
Join us in our pop-up Poetry Garden, outside the main entrance of London Transport Museum, to celebrate National Poetry Day 2016. We will be exploring this year’s theme of ‘Messages’, inviting visitors to write their own messages, indulge in some word-play, flick through poetry books and even listen to a poem recital or two!
From high noon to neon-lit midnight, from the hum of a strip light to the gleam of the moon, six spot-lit writers trace the course of light through the day in a series of newly commissioned poems. What’s illuminated, what stays in the shadows: follow the poets as they bring the day’s discoveries into the […]
Celebrate National Poetry Day 2015 with a free open air open mic. We’ll be venturing out into the Covent Garden Piazza for a poetry open mic session, exploring this year’s themes of Light and how this relates to the London Transport Museum’s current exhibition’s Night Shift themes of the night and darkness. This is an event […]
Southbank Centre and The Poetry Society join together to celebrate this year’s ‘light’ themed National Poetry Day. A group of Young Poetry Producers aged 18-25 curate a day of illuminating poetry readings, workshops and installations, and invite you to come and see poetry in a different light. Throughout the day you can hear performances from […]
I What I admire is Dew To have the strength of Dew To pass apparitional through a place Without trace or title To be Snow! To be almost actual! Oh pristine example Of claiming a place on the earth Only to cancel Rain Rain Smashed against stone I love leaf and un-leaf Of frost and […]