The Poetry of Bees

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A programme of specially commissioned new poetry about bees, featuring new work from the distinguished poets David Harsent, Luke Heeley, Fiona Sampson, Jo Shapcott and Matthew Welton. Poems commissioned by the Festival, supported by Gresham College.

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This is a part of the series of events which were held in collaboration with the 2010 City of London Festival.  
Other lectures include:     
     The Songs of Summer by Chris Watson
     Portuguese 'Ancient Music' in 18th Century London by Dr Owen Rees
     Sir Hans Sloane: 350 years of preserving history by Dr Robert Huxley
     Portugal and England, 1386-2010 by Professor Thomas Earle
     A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey by Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres

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david-harsent

David Harsent

David Harsent has published nine collections of poetry. The most recent, Legion, won the Forward Prize for best collection 2005 and was shortlisted for both...

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Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson was born in London in 1968. After a brief career as a concert violinist, she studied at Oxford University, where she won the...

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Jo Shapcott

Poet Jo Shapcott was born in London in 1953. She was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal...

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Matthew Welton

Matthew Welton was born in Nottingham in 1969 and lives in Manchester. He received the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for The Book of Matthew (Carcanet...

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Luke Heeley

Luke Heeley

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