Poet Laureate at Bedales

Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, shares a platform with musician John Sampson at the Bedales Olivier Theatre this evening. Earlier this year, Carol was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, for outstanding literary merit. Her collection ‘Rapture’ won the TS Eliot Prize and copies of this and the new paperback edition of her latest collection, ‘The Bees’, will be available for purchase. The Bedales Arts poetry series has brought a succession of remarkable poets to Steep over recent years and this promises to be another memorable evening.

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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