Join Jackie Kay as she reveals the musical influences on her award-winning poetry, and passes on some of her tips for helping you put pen to paper.
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26 May 2013 7:30 PM
Sylvia Plath's Ariel at the Southbank. Sylvia Plath died 50 years ago leaving a black binder of poems that was to become her final, posthumously published collection, Ariel.
Now 40 leading female poets and performers read one poem each from the restored edition of the final unedited manuscript in an evening introduced by Plath's daughter, Frieda Hughes. Readers include: Emily Berry, Lily Bevan, Samantha Bond, Emily Bruni, Anna Chancellor, Gillian Clarke, Julia Copus, Imtiaz Dharker, Ruth Fainlight, Kate Fahy, Vicki Feaver, Siobhan Redmond, Miranda Richardson, Jo Shapcott, Jean Sprackland, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter, and Susan Wooldridge, amongst others.
'In these poems… Sylvia Plath becomes herself, becomes something imaginary, newly, wildly and subtly created.' (Robert Lowell). Tickets £25/£20/£15/£10. For more information or to book visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson or call 020 7960 4200.
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
11 June 2013 7:00 PM
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Writers Talk at London Zoo - Helen Dunmore on the Sumatran Tiger. ZSL conservation scientists and keepers team up with leading writers to talk about the animals in ZSL London Zoo. Alongside the animals, the writers speak imaginatively about their responses to them and ZSL’s experts talk about their ecology and conservation. The audience will be able to ask questions of author, scientist and keeper and have books signed over a glass of wine. These unique evenings will be held within the animal houses of London Zoo. Tickets £12. For more information or to book visit http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/whats-on or call 0844 225 1826.
London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY