Sunday, 24 April 2016: Shakespeare, the V&A and Live Canon’s 154: A Poetry Marathon

file-page1To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, on his 452nd birthday, Live Canon commissioned 154 contemporary poets (including two Two Rivers Press poets, Lesley Saunders and David Attwooll) to each pen a poem in response to one of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets.

In this remarkable six hour marathon, the Live Canon ensemble will launch the publication of the poems with a performance of all 154 sonnets and all 154 responses, in the beautiful surroundings of the V&A’s National Art Library.


Live Canon’s 154: A Poetry Marathon

When: Sunday 24 April,10.30-17.30
Where: NAL Centre Room
Cost: Free

Join the Live Canon ensemble for a unique, marathon poetry performance.

Drop in or stay all day for a Shakespeare birthday blowout.

This event is part of the V&A Performance Festival 2016.