In the unique setting of Ligne Roset, among an amazing panoply of lights, Poet in the City presents an evening of live music and poetry for National Poetry Day.
Enter a world of fireflies, glowing orbs and twinkling stars, as we journey on an promenade performance into the night. Award winning poet David Harsent will read poems from his collection Night, interwoven with a performance of nocturnes from internationally acclaimed violinist Madeleine Mitchell. They are joined by author and cultural historian Roger Luckhurst, exploring our timeless fascination with life after dark.
Come and experience a poetic dreamscape of lights, words and music. This is a true voyage of the imagination, and the ultimate end to your National Poetry Day.
This event is free to attend, and includes a welcome glass of wine. There will also be the opportunity to win some exclusive gifts…
David Harsent is an award winning poet who has published eleven collections of poetry. The most recent, Fire Songs, came from Faber & Faber in August 2014 and won the TS Eliot award. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Madeleine Mitchell has a distinguished career as violin soloist, chamber musician, teacher and artistic director. She has performed in over 40 countries and made many recordings and broadcasts, and is a Professor at RCM.
Roger Luckhurst is a cultural historian of the supernatural, author of, amongst other things, *The Invention of Telepathy* (2002), *The Mummy’s Curse* (2012) and *Zombies: A Cultural History* (2015). He teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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Poet in the City
Poet in the City provides a dynamic platform for contemporary and classic poetry,curating imaginative events which bringpoetry to life for a twenty-first century audience. Through our work, we have fostered a genuine and growing appetite for accessible, challenging and inspiring poetry performances.
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