The Arrival of the Poet in the Library: a Celebration of Christopher Logue

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An insight into the words and mind of a unique writer with Tariq Ali, John Hegley, Rosemary Hill, Andrew O'Hagan Christopher Reid and Astrid Williamson.

This is a live in-person event only.

A special event in memory of one of the great modern British poets, Christopher Logue, who died 10 years ago this December. The master of sharp politicised verse, he is best known for his epic poem War Music, a version of The Iliad through the eye of a committed pacifist, created over 45 years.

The event marks the acquisition of Logue’s archive by the British Library and the release of War Music as an audiobook.

With films, appreciations and recollections given by some of his closest collaborators, and readings performed by special guests. Contributors include Tariq Ali, John Hegley, Rosemary Hill Christopher Reid, Harriet Walter and Astrid Williamson. Hosted by Andrew O'Hagan and introduced by Richard Price, Head of Contemporary British Collections at The British Library..

We regret that Harriet Walter is no longer able to take part in this event.

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Name: The Arrival of the Poet in the Library: a Celebration of Christopher Logue
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £13.00
Member: £13.00
Student: £6.50
Registered Unemployed: £6.50
Disabled: £6.50
Under 18: £6.50
Senior (60+): £11.00
Young Person (18-25): £6.50
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