To mark National Poetry Day on Thursday 2 October, and in the week of the Scottish premiere of WWI drama Regeneration, the King’s Theatre, in collaboration with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company, is hosting three special events based on the work of the War Poets.
Poetry in the Attic: The Attic, 10-12pm, Thurs 2nd Oct.
Join established poet and mentor, Jacqui Rowe, for a unique poetry workshop exploring themes of war and responses to war. These sessions are designed to develop creativity and writing skills. Any poem created in this workshop can be submitted to the national poetry competition, War Poetry for Today, with the chance to win cash prizes and a public reading from the cast of Pat Barker’sRegeneration.
Poetry in the Attic: The Attic, 2-4pm, Thurs 2nd Oct.
Reflect on WW1 and write poems relevant to today's climate of war and peace.
Elspeth Murray has been poet in residence at conferences, businesses, charities, schools, and libraries. Her workshops are stimulating, interactive, often multi-sensory and suitable for all ages. Come on your own, with friends, with children. Any poem created in this workshop can be submitted to the national poetry competition, War Poetry for Today, with the chance to win cash prizes and a public reading from the cast of Pat Barker’s Regeneration.
Words of the War Poets: Main House, 5-6pm, Thurs 2nd Oct.
Hosted by Alistair McCleery, professor of Literature and Culture at Napier University, and accompanied by three cast members from the world premiere production of Pat Barker’s Regeneration, Words of the War Poets is a delightful mix of poetry readings, historical insight and an opportunity to learn a little more about the fascinating Craiglockhart hospital.
All poetry events are free but ticketed and bookable through the box office on 0131 529 6000.
Regeneration is at The King’s Theatre Edinburgh
Monday 30 September - Saturday 4 October
Box Office 0131 529 6000 www.edtheatres.com/regeneration