An Evening of Poetry and Music with Carol Ann Duffy

An Evening of Poetry and Music with Carol Ann Duffy

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

18th January

Chancellor's Hall, Senate House

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Carol Ann Duffy, Britain’s first female Poet Laureate, will be giving a reading at Senate House Library. She is one of the country's best-loved and most widely read poets and a prolific playwright. She will be accompanied by the musician John Sampson.

Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow. She grew up in Stafford and then attended the University of Liverpool, where she studied Philosophy. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children’s Verse, the Whitbread and Forward Prizes, as well as the Lannan Award and the E. M. Forster Prize in America. In 2009, Carol Ann Duffy became Poet Laureate. In 2012 she was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.

John Sampson studied at Napier University and as a freelance player his television credits include six series of ‘Rab C Nesbitt’, ‘The Baldy Man’, ‘The Big Picnic’, ‘Border Warfare’, ‘John Brown’s Body, ‘The Satire of the Fourth Estaite’ and the South Bank Show. He was composer and musical director on numerous BBC radio plays including the five episode adaptation of the Bride of Lammermuir. He has performed in nearly every theatre in Scotland from Wick to Berwick, and has completed more than thirty tours of Europe from 1985 – 2000. For the last 14 years he has collaborated with Carol Ann Duffy the Poet Laureate and toured extensively in the UK and also in UAE, Europe and New Zealand.


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General Admission: £5

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