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Words in Waterloo - Poetry in motion for National Poetry Day 6pm

William Wordsworth said of the view from Westminster Bridge – “Earth has not anything to show more fair”. To mark National Poetry Day, the UK’s wonderful annual celebration of poets and poetry, join accredited Lambeth Tour Guides, David Turnbull and Peter Brown, on this tour of words in Waterloo.

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Words in Waterloo - Poetry in motion for National Poetry Day 6pm
Words in Waterloo - Poetry in motion for National Poetry Day 6pm

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05 Oct 2023, 18:00 – 19:30

London, Waterloo Station, London SE1 8SR, UK

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William Wordsworth said of the view from Westminster Bridge – “Earth has not anything to show more fair”. To mark National Poetry Day, the UK’s wonderful annual celebration of poets and poetry, join accredited Lambeth Tour Guides, David Turnbull and Peter Brown, on this tour of words in Waterloo. The poems and the poets, the lyrics and the lyricists, the stories behind them. Starting at the Windrush Monument on Waterloo station and its passionate accompanying poem and finishing on Westminster Bridge, where William Wordsworth wrote those famous lines, this 90 minute walking tour takes you on a poetical voyage with strong links to this year’s National Poetry Day theme of ‘refuge’. Along the way you will meet war poets, calypso kings, Victorian navvies and members of the International Brigade. You will discover poems about homelessness, child labour, courage in the face of adversity, and a poem lost but ultimately rescued.

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