World Poetry Night with Bards Without Borders

WORLD POETRY NIGHT. Wednesday 22nd September at 7pm.



All the world is welcome at the Under Ground Theatre on 22nd March to help us celebrate World Poetry Day.  Especially welcome are friends from other countries whether they have arrived yesterday or a long time ago

We have a programme of local people performing poetry from many parts of the world on a well lit stage with comfortable seating for the audience.

You will hear poems from India Korea Australia Africa North America and other places and some extra video clips to add to the variety

After the programme  there will be an Open Stage where anyone present can join in with their own poems as an extra bonus.

Doors open  at 6-30 and the programme starts at 7. Admission is free  A Cafe Bar will be open all evening.

Your Host will  be Mister John.  He says  “This is our second celebration of World Poetry Day and we aim to make this an annual event along with a celebration of National Poetry Day in the autumn. It has all gone rather well so far”

Further information from 07848026186

World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements”.

“By paying tribute to the men and women whose only instrument is free speech, who imagine and act, UNESCO recognizes in poetry its value as a symbol of the human spirit’s creativity. By giving form and words to that which has none – such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and misery of the world – poetry contributes to the expansion of our common humanity, helping to increase its strength, solidarity and self-awareness.” Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO