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 3’s The Verb.
Stand by to receive and respond as we celebrate the 2016 National Poetry Day theme of ‘Messages’ with a non-stop interchange of live poetry and spoken word hosted by Inua Ellams and Indigo Williams.
Programmed with a group of young poetry producers aged 18-25, National Poetry Day Live presents the last word in all that’s new and most exciting in poetry, with an array of activities for all ages.
1pm – 2pm
A showcase of the UK’s best children’s poetry featuring John Lyons, Cheryl Moskowitz and Simon Mole.
2.15pm – 3.45pm
Hear from poets including Fran Lock, Rob Auton, Hannah Lowe and folk-musician, artist and poet Keaton Henson.
4pm – 6.45pm
An array of poetic talent, including performances from Sabrina Mahfouz, Vahni Capildeo, Ian McMillan, Avaes Mohammad, Hannah Silva, Luke Kennard, Salena Godden and Mercury Prize-winning artist PJ Harvey. Including a live recording of BBC Radio 3’s The Verb from 4pm – 5pm
Everyone is welcome – and don’t forget to come and say hello to The Poetry Society team, who will be on hand with games, quizzes, information and advice.
If you’d like to bring a school group then please contact Bea Colley, [email protected]