Event 447

BBC Radio 4: The Verb

 – Exchange Marquee

Join us for a recording of The Verb, BBC Radio 4’s poetry celebration and ‘language lock-in’, hosted by its kindly pub-landlord Ian McMillan. In this special festival edition Ian has invited a host of award-winning poets, writers and performers to join him on stage for a spoken word party. He’ll be revelling in the poetry of deep cool rivers, teenage angst, in verse inspired by minotaurs and labyrinths, and he’ll celebrate poetic forms from around the world, His guests include the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, National Poet of Wales Hanan Issa, Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, Owen Sheers – a poet and a Professor in Creativity, and Wiradjuri poet and artist all the way from Sydney- Jazz Money.

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