The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
London
Greater London
WC2H 9BX
England

Website

www.poetrysociety.org.uk

E-mail

info@poetrysociety.org.uk

Telephone

020 7420 9880

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The UK's leading poetry organisation, founded in 1909 to promote the study, use and enjoyment of poetry, nationally and internationally.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Office hours 10:00-18:00. Poetry Café opening times: Mon-Fri 11:00-23:00; Sat 19:00-23:00.

Admission charges

N/A.

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Readers for the Psychoanalytic Poetry Day

Memory & Memorialisation

  • 27 September 2014 9am-5pm

Marking the centenary of the First World War, this all-day event examines ideas of memory and memorialisation and brings together leading speakers from the worlds of poetry and psychoanalysis.

Readings, talks and in-conversations from David Constantine, John Glenday, Deryn Rees-Jones, Denise Riley, Sam Willetts, Stephen Wilson, Gerry Byrne and Ellie Roberts; exploring themes of mourning, remembering, time and imagination. Chaired by David Morgan & Judith Palmer. Discussion of Isaac Rosenberg, Helen Thomas and David Jones, plus premiere of a newly-commissioned Marian Allen filmpoem.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens
London
NW3 5SX

Admission

Registration: £60/£45.
Poetry Society and Freud Museum members receive a £5 discount.

Website

http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/events/event/2814/

The Pity flyer

The Pity

  • 2 October 2014 6-7:15pm

“I fought for strength and tearlessness and found both”

Four of the UK’s most exciting contemporary writers perform searing new work about the legacy of the First World War at a Poetry Society event on National Poetry Day.

Denise Riley, Steve Ely, Zaffar Kunial & Warsan Shire premiere powerful poetic responses to the conflict, with visuals by Robert Peake.

Supported by The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
England

Admission

Tickets £10 (£5 Poetry Society members)

Website

http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/events/event/2822/

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