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We Talked and Laughed: The Dymock Poets

Discover the life of and the rapport between the Dymock Poets – Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfred Gibson, (the American) Robert Frost, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater and Edward Thomas – that resulted in much celebrated poetry.

Author Jeff Cooper, who has written extensively on the Dymock Poets, discusses the history of the group and its impact on poetry.

The evening includes readings from actor and writer Anne Harvey, Susie Self (Drinkwater’s granddaughter) and Judy Greenway (Gibson’s granddaughter), followed by a short Q&A. Chaired by Robert Moreland, treasurer of the Friends of the Dymock Poets.

For more information about this free event, including tickets and availability, please see the Southbank Centre's official website.

Discover Southbank Centre

THE UK'S BIGGEST ARTS CENTRE CAN BE FOUND IN SOUTH BANK.

There’s always something to see and do at Southbank Centre, the bustling arts centre by the river Thames. See shows and exhibitions, take part in vibrant festivals, and look out for free music and events. Enjoy a drink or a meal in one of the many bars and restaurants or soak up the atmosphere at the iconic Royal Festival Hall. 

In addition to the Royal Festival Hall, the expansive site includes Hayward Gallery (scheduled to reopen in 2018), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Rooms and the Poetry Library.

The arts centre hosts a festival programme of over 5000 events every year across the genres of art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. For 2017 Southbank Centre places a focus Nordic art and culture - find out more about sustainable food and communal singing, hygge and saunas, paternity leave and the struggle for gender equality

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Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX