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Poetry International Saturday Pass

Part of London Literature Festival

Get your fill of poetry with a series of readings, talks and debates that bring together leading poets from across the globe, all part of Poetry International.

Examine the ways that poetry has changed in the 50 years since the festival was founded by Ted Hughes, and celebrate poetry from endangered languages.

With half of the world’s living languages facing extinction, Poetry International celebrates endangered poetry, with a shared reading of poems from across a range of languages, Seven Thousand Words For Human.

Saturday also sees the illumination of the Wall of Dreams, projecting the dreams and aspirations of refugees in poetic fragments across Royal Festival Hall. The work is created by Danish poet Morten Søndergaard in collaboration with Southbank Centre and British poets Jasmine Cooray and Kayo Chingonyi.

The day also features debates on the importance of poet’s lives in understanding their work, and a showcase of poets who capture experiences of exile and seeking refuge, featuring Choman Hardi and Athena Farrokhzad.

Dates & times

14 Oct 2017
Approximate run time: 719 mins

where

Various

Pricing

£15
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Concessions

50% off (limited availability)
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BSL Interpretation
This event is British Sign Language-interpreted. To join our free Access Scheme and book concessionary tickets for this service, email [email protected] or call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555.

12:00 pm | 14 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Reflect on the changing nature of poetry as Poetry International celebrates 50 years
1:30 pm | 14 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Should the details of a poet’s life change the way we read their work?
4:30 pm | 14 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Delve into poetry on refugees and those forced to leave their homes