The Poetry Society and Southbank Centre present National Poetry Day Live
With Jo Shapcott, Simon Armitage, Jackie Kay, Michael Rosen, Imtiaz Dharker, Glyn Maxwell, Jo Bell, and Joelle Taylor and lots of other exciting activities!
Come and celebrate the theme of ‘Games’ on National Poetry Day 2011 with a free afternoon of events featuring readings by leading UK poets. Joining them will be some rising stars of poetry from the Foyle Young Poets and SLAMbassadors UK. Plus... play Sally Crabtree’s Poetry Bingo, take home a personalised poem from the Poetry Takeaway poets, get your diagnosis from the Poetry Library doctors, and take a spin on Julia Bird’s Poembola!
ORDER OF GAMES
1pm – 2pm
Getting the crowds stretched and warmed up for the day, critically acclaimed poet and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen reads alongside Times literary star Laura Dockrill and Fire Poet Philip Wells.
2.15pm – 4.15pm
Imtiaz Dharker and Glyn Maxwell, judges of this year’s Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award, read their own work with previous winners of the award, Helen Mort and Richard O’Brien. Also hear exciting young performance poets Naga MC and Catherine Labiran, previous winners of SLAMbassadors UK. Then it’s eyes down for Poetry Bingo with Sally Crabtree.
4.30pm – 6pm
Bringing the games to a close is award-winning poet Jackie Kay together with Southbank Centre Artists in Residence Simon Armitage and Lemn Sissay, and National Poetry Day Poet in Residence Jo Shapcott. They are joined by National Poetry Day's Jo Bell and Eric Gregory Award-winner Ahren Warner, who launches the latest edition of Poetry Review.
Everyone is welcome – come and join in the fun and games.
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Everyone is welcome so come and come and join in with the Games!
Venue: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
* After NPD Live, we're heading back to the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton St, WC2H 9BX for a relaxing glass and a poetry pub quiz - starts 8pm-ish. http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/events/event/1759 - come and join us!
6th October 2011
1:00PM - 6:00PM
The Clore Ballroom Southbank Centre
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