The Friday Lunchtime reading seriesWe are so proud to have hosted so many fabulous poets as part of our Friday lunchtime reading series. Previous readers include Miranda Peake, Rich Campbell, Tessa Foley, Arji Manuelpillai, Alice Willitts, Lawrence Illsley, Samuel Prince, Gillie Robic, Katie Griffiths, Maia Elsner, Mary-Jane Holmes, Susannah Hart, Kerry Priest , Sue Burge, April Yee, Adham Smart, Robin Houghton, Laura Theis, Theophilus Kwek, Tania Hershman, Paul Terence Carney, NJ Hynes, Antony Mair, Jill Abram, Andrea Holland Marcus Smith, Chérie Taylor Battiste, Fahad Al-Amoudi, Michelle Penn, Joolz Sparkes, Mehmet Izbudak, Matt Bryden, Lisa Kelly, Joanna Ingham and Mark Huband.
Friday 21st 2nd July - Glyn Maxwell, Barbara Barnes, Iulia David and Nicky Kippax
Live and Live Streamed at Jermyn Street TheatreThe Live Canon ensemble are delighted to be back on stage, after a year of closed theatres, at the Footprint Festival.
For each performance there will be 25 socially distanced seats at the theatre... and the performance will be simultaneously live streamed.
You can book a 'live' ticket' or a 'live-streamed' ticket.
Please book via Jermyn Street Theatre here: https://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/footprints-festival/?genre=poetry
Sunday 11 July – Pre-Raphaelites
'does the road wind uphill all the way? Yes, to the very end' Christina Rossetti
Experimental and artistic, the Pre-Raphaelite poets were fascinated by the interaction of word and image, prioritising mood and atmosphere over narrative and politics, and exploring the sound and beauty of language. Both praised and vilified for their eroticism and rebellion against cultural norms, their poems are irrepressible and unrespectable, yet powerfully committed to simplicity and sincerity – an explosive combination.
Poets include Christina Rossetti, William Morris, Gabriel Dante Rossetti, Lizzie Siddal, George Meredith, John Ruskin and Algernon Swinburne