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Poetry Reading: Schools National Poetry Day Live

Part of London Literature Festival

Round off National Poetry Day with an afternoon performance by emerging and celebrated poets showcasing the year’s theme of ‘truth’.

The afternoon performance, which explores two sides of 2019’s National Poetry Day theme, is hosted by Joelle Taylor.

Featured poets include Raymond Antrobus, Jade Cuttle, Dzifa Benson, Daljit Nagra, Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola and winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award.

The event is jointly presented by Southbank Centre and The Poetry Society.

Dates & times

3 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 60 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
    • Thu 3 October 2019
      • 2:00 pm


Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2


Free, but ticketed

need to know

Age recommendation
This event is open to classes of pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4 (years 7 – 11).

Please note, this event is not available to book online. To book, please contact our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email