Poetry Magic with John Agard

John Agard reads aloud from a book of poetry, standing at a microphone and pointing out at the audience

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The wonder of poetry and performance

Step into the world of acclaimed poet and storyteller John Agard, as he inspires children and all the family to deepen their appreciation of reading, oratory and playing with words.  Expect fun puns, stories and poems, and rhymes and rhythms.

John Agard tours around the world to give readings and in 2012 he was a recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. His books for children and adults include We Brits, Alternative Anthem, Einstein, The Girl Who Hated Maths and most recently The Coming of the Little Green Man.  

'John Agard's poetry is a wonderful affirmation of life, in a language that is as vital and joyous as we are able to craft it in the Caribbean, in spite of our history of distress' David Dabydeen

'A specialist in word trickery - Agard is one of our most consistent, culture-crossing spokesmen' Graeme Wright, Poetry Review

One of the most eloquent contemporary poets - rich in literary and cultural allusion, yet as direct as a voice in the bus queue' - Observer

Part of Caribbean Fest. Curated by Melanie Abrahams and produced by Renaissance One and Partners

Image courtesy of Renaissance One


Name: Poetry Magic with John Agard
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £9.00
Senior 60+: £7.50
Student: £4.50
Registered Unemployed: £4.50
Disabled: £4.50
Under 18: £4.50
18-25: £4.50
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546