Poet Laureate and Manchester Writing School Creative Director Carol Ann Duffy
The London benefit, Poetry Cuts, organised by Carol Ann Duffy on 3rd June 2011, brought together 31 poets to read at a spectacular evening of poetry in the Logan Hall in London’s Institute of Education. The audience were enthralled by a terrific line-up including Carol Ann Duffy, David Harsent, George Szirtes, Hugo Williams, Gillian Clarke, Christopher Reid and John Agard.
Carol Ann said: “At the time of the ACE cuts to the PBS and to several much-loved festivals and important publishers of poetry, many poets and readers felt a sense of anger and grief. This event is intended to put a spotlight on the passionate support there is in the UK for our poetry institutions and to share, through poetry and audience, our love for our national art.”
If you missed the London event, but would like to support the PBS, the next benefit will be in the Cosmo Rodewald Hall in Manchester on Friday November 4th and once again we’ll have a brilliant line-up of poets, including Simon Armitage, Sean O’Brien, Bill Herbert, Vona Groarke, John McAuliffe, Jake Polley, Paul Farley, David Morley, Jean Sprackland, Julian Turner, Rommi Smith, Ian Duhig, Michael Symmons Roberts, Helen Mort, Jeffrey Wainwright and Amanda Dalton.
Join us for this celebration of poetry and support the PBS!
6.30pm, Friday 4th November 2011
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama,
The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, off Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
Tickets: £10 – on sale now
To book, please contact the Martin Harris Centre Box Office (Mon-Fri between 2-4pm) on 0161 275 8951.or visit www.quaytickets.com
The Manchester PBS benefit is a collaboration between the Poetry Book Society, The Manchester Writing School at MMU and the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester.
November 2nd, 2011 - 18:01pm