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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Purcell Room entrance

Royal Festival Hall

7:00 pm | Mon 21 Oct 2019

Somali Week: Resistance Through Poetry

Hear from UK-based Somali poets about how they’re using the political climate as a catalyst for art

Queen Elizabeth Hall

7:00 pm | Sun 20 Oct 2019

The Forward Prizes for Poetry Ceremony

The best poetry being published in the British Isles today is read and recognised at this ceremony

Purcell Room

7:15 pm | Mon 21 Oct 2019

Fatima Bhutto: Bollywood, K-Pop and Beyond

Mass culture from the East is taking on Hollywood and finding a truly global audience
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Chris McCabe on his anthology of poems from endangered languages
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