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3 May 2016 18:30

The Poetry Periscope Launch

A free event hosted by poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan, with dynamic live readings of poems from across Europe, read by UK poets Richard Scott, Gabriel Akamo and Charlotte Higgins with special guest reading by Michal Habaj (Slovakia). Plus the chance to try out the Poetry Periscope installation.

Ian McMillan: ‘In the globalised 21st Century we need some means of speaking to ourselves and each other about our deepest hopes, desires and fears. Poetry can do that, in all its languages with all its rhythms and images, reminding us who we are and who we can become. The joy of the Poetry Periscope is that, like all periscopes, it lets us glimpse landscapes, in this case poetic landscapes, in a brand new way. It's a great initiative and I'm proud to be associated with it.’

Free event
www.bl.uk/events, +44 330 333 1144

Part of The Poetry Periscope Project

The Poetry Periscope (known also as Poesiomat or Poetry Jukebox) was developed by Czech non-profit organization Piana na ulici and is now available in the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Russia. In 2016 it will be introdued in the UK, Germany, USA and Poland.





Part of The Stories We Tell: 2016 European Literature Festival, organized by EUNIC, initiated and coordinated by the Czech Centre.

Cover image: Ian McMillan,  photo: Des Willie




British Library Piazza, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB


3 May 2016 18:30


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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