For the first time, see the Forward Prizes awarded to poets live on stage.

The annual Forward Prizes are regarded by poets internationally as the highest of accolades. Past winners include Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Carol Ann Duffy.

As a prelude to National Poetry Day and for the first time in the prizes' twenty-two-year history, the prizes are given away on stage.

Each award will be presented by Jeanette Winterson, chair of the Forward Prize jury, after readings of works by the poets shortlisted. Each set of readings will be introduced by Samuel West.

The event also marks the publication launch of this year's Forward Book of Poetry, featuring the cream of the poetry crop.

Poems read by Gemma Chan, Joe Dixon, Martin Jarvis, Helen McCrory, Natascha McElhone, Damien Molony, Ray Panthaki, Juliet Stevenson, Ony Uhiara and Samuel West. Directed by Cedering Fox.

Part I: Best Single Poem

Patience Agbabi
The Doll's House from Poetry Review

Nick MacKinnon
The Metric System from The Warwick Review

Rosie Shepperd
A Seedy Narrative or Moments of Lyrical Stillness? from Poetry Business

Hugo Williams
From the Dialysis Ward (extracts) from the London Review of Books

The Forward Prize for Best Single Poem will be presented by Jeanette Winterson

Part II: The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection: £5,000

Adam White
Roofing from Accurate Measurements (Doire)

Marianne Burton
Fieldfare from She Inserts the Key (Seren)

Hannah Lowe
Five Ways to Load a Dice from Chick (Bloodaxe)

Steve Ely
Compline: Coronation of the Virgin from Oswald's Book of Hours (Smokestack)

Dan O'Brien
The War Reporter Paul Watson on Censorship (CB Editions)

Emily Berry
Two Budgies, from Dear Boy (Faber and Faber)

Part III: The Forward Prize for Best Collection: £10,000

Sinead Morrissey
The Coal Jetty, from Parallax (Carcanet)

Rebecca Goss
Toast, from Her Birth

Jacob Polley
Manifesto for the Makeshift, from The Havocs (Picador)

Glyn Maxwell
The Byelaws, from Pluto (Picador)
Read by David Soul

Michael Symmons Roberts
The Vows from Drysalter (Cape)

This evening's performance is produced by WordTheatre: Giving Voice to Great Writing. Artistic Director, Cedering Fox. UK Producer, Kirsty Peart.

The artists are donating their time and due to the changing nature of actors' schedules, appearances are subject to change without notice.

The full texts of the poems read this can be found in The Forward Book of Poetry 2014.