What’s on in the UK for National Poetry Day

National Poetry day is in full swing with events popping up throughout the UK. If you are seeking your poetry fix here are some of the top picks to look out for throughout the country.


Poems On The Tannoy

Where: Covent Garden, London

When: All Day

Teaming up with the London Underground a group of poets have come together to read select verses from the Poems on the Underground initiative.

Be sure to make a stop at Covent Garden Tube to hear poems read by John Hegley, Mona Arshi, Imtiaz Dharker and Maura Dooley.

Not in London? Fear not, as all recorded poems can be accessed online for your listening pleasure here.


Schools National Poetry Day Live 2019

Where: Southbank Centre, London

When: 2-3pm

Jointly Presented by Southbank Centre and the poetry society be sure to head over to this free event hosted by Joelle Taylor. Featuring prize-winning poets Daljit Nagra, Raymond Antorbus and Dzifa Benson alongside Young People’s laureate for London Theresa Lola and former Foyle Young Poet Jasmine Simms.

Expect some quality sets focusing on the themes of ‘truth’ as well as free posters and poetry based goodies!

For more information check out the poetry society website.



Muses And Furies

Where: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham

When: 6-7pm

An evening featuring some of the UK’s most exciting Female poets, starring Sue Brown, Suhaiyman Manzoor-Khan, Jessica Mookherjee, Jacqueline Saphra, and Julia Webb.

Sponsored by Birmingham City University, the evening will feature performances from their latest collections each with their own stories to share.

For more information click here


Sweetshop of Words

Where: Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

When: 7-9pm

Expect a night of childhood reminiscence and confectionaries in the heart of Edinburgh at the Scottish Poetry Library.

Hosted by Sally Crabtree and Dean Atta, be sure to head on down for some poetry bingo, music, and a PinARTA filled with with delicious poetry.

For more information check out the Scottish Poetry Library website or or own preview on the event.


Credit to Sally Crabtree


Children’s Writing Workshop

Where: Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen

When: 3:30pm

In celebration of National Poetry Day, budding young poets aged 7-12 should head down to the to Waterstones at the Bon Accord Centre in Aberdeen

From 3:30 they can expect for free poetry writing workshop which will help hone their poetry skills.







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