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Free

Free

26 Apr – 1 Jul 2018
Art
Literature
Don't miss this world-first exhibition
Don't miss this world-first exhibition
Hashtag for the National Poetry Library's Instagram poetry submission competition

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Apr 2018
Art
Literature
Launch the first Instapoetry exhibition with readings from Akora, Claire Trévien and Shruti Chauhan
Launch the first Instapoetry exhibition with readings from Akora, Claire Trévien and Shruti Chauhan

Free

Free

Various times
until 13 Jul 2018
Various times | until 13 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Consider folk music’s current trends and history with Shirley Collins and Sam Lee
Consider folk music’s current trends and history with Shirley Collins and Sam Lee
7:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join ten of the UK’s finest poets to mark 50 years of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room
Join ten of the UK’s finest poets to mark 50 years of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth Hall and...

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 02 May 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 02 May 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear an expert on poet Dylan Thomas outline the lesser-known aspects of his writing life
Hear an expert on poet Dylan Thomas outline the lesser-known aspects of his writing life

Free

Free

4:15 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
4:15 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Celebrate the power of the spoken word with leading British Asian writers and poets
Celebrate the power of the spoken word with leading British Asian writers and poets
7:45 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join today’s leading feminist South Asian authors as they explore age-old questions in a modern-day context
Join today’s leading feminist South Asian authors as they explore age-old questions in a...
7:30 pm
Mon 14 May 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 14 May 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear the father of 'reggae poetry' share his journey
Hear the father of 'reggae poetry' share his journey
7:00 pm
Wed 16 May 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 16 May 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear from one of most significant British poets of the late 20th century in this reading and Q&A
Hear from one of most significant British poets of the late 20th century in this reading and Q&A

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