National Poetry Day Live – October 6th 2011, Royal Festival Hall

It’s that time of year again!

October 6th is National Poetry Day for the whole of the UK, and this year two of our A Team SLAMbassadors will be celebrating live on stage next to some of the biggest names in page and performance poetry. Catherine Labiran and NAGA MC will be sharing the spotlight alongside Simon Armitage, Lemn Sissay, Jackie Kay, Jo Bell, Imtiaz Dharker, Glyn Maxwell, Joelle Taylor and Yemisi Blake.  The theme this year is ‘Games’.

The NPD LIVE spectacular will take place from 1-6pm in the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival and is completely FREE.

This is your opportunity to  catch the artists live, and to hear first hand why they wrote their poems, and what inspires them every day. In other words, if you are studying poetry in your GCSE’s this year or next this is the place you need to be. Watch those grades rise as high late September temperatures…