Poetry for Haiti

  
  
Poetry for Haiti
    
PRESENTED BY CAROL ANN DUFFY
   
The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has invited 20 leading poets to perform at Central Hall Westminster at 2.30pm on Saturday 30 January 2010 in a fundraising event for the people of Haiti. Poets include Carol Ann Duffy, Brian Patten, Roger McGough, Gillian Clarke, John Agard, Imtiaz Dharker, Daljit Nagra, Grace Nichols, Ian Duhig, Elaine Feinstein, Lachlan Mackinnon, Maura Dooley, Robert Minhinnick and Jo Shapcott.
   
Saturday 30 January 2010, 2.30pm
Venue: Central Hall Westminster, London
   
Tickets are £10. Telephone 01497 822629 or at The Hay Festival website.
   
Tickets will be available at the door on the day for cash only.
  
All proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Haiti Earthquake Appeal.
  
This event has been made possible thanks to the huge generosity of the Guardian Hay Festival, Westminster Central Hall and Eclipse Sound and Light.
   
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I’ve no doubt this will be an afternoon filled with memorable poetry, so if you’re in the area do treat yourself  with a ticket.

4 thoughts on “Poetry for Haiti

  1. Julie

    This is excellent. I wish I could be in London for the performance, but I will check out the website now. I love it when poets use their work to help others. The people of Haiti are so beautiful and courageous. Many thanks to these poets for their wonderful hearts and words.

  2. Mike

    I was there and it was a really excellent occasion somewhat surprisingly introduced by Gordon Brown.

    There were TV cameras present and I would like to know if this was just a news item for GB’s presence or whether the whole event will be televised at some future date.

    Mike

  3. Michelle Post author

    Hi Mike,

    Lucky you! I wish I’d been there.

    I hope it will be televised.

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