Award winning poet to read at Bedales

Another writer of true national standing reads in our poetry series on the evening of Tuesday 8 October at 8pm. Jo Shapcott holds the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and, rare feat for a poet, is an outright winner of the Costa Book Award. These readings, relatively intimate in scale in the Olivier Theatre, are often rather special occasions. There will be a short Q&A session following the reading and the opportunity to purchase books in the foyer. Past readers include Douglas Dunn, Carol Ann Duffy, Andrew Motion, Brian Patten and Linton Kwesi Johnson. Tickets £7 from or 01730 711511.

Jo Shapcott


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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