Monday, 7 November 2011

BBC 3 Free Thinking Festival (Celestial Navigation Radio on ne`fm)

Enjoyed reading my poems with Catherine Graham at The Sage on Friday. Wilfred Owen`s poem left a lasting impression of war, waste of young lives, it is still happening.

"Coming live from the Sage Gateshead in the hour before the start of the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival:
We speak first with Matthew Dodd, Editor of Speech at Radio 3 about the Free Thinking Festival and why everyone should come to the Sage this weekend to hear a myriad of speakers and ideas.
Then we remember the poet Wilfred Owen who was killed on November 4 1918. His parents received the news a week later on 11 November - Armistice Day. Three poems of Owen read to a background of excerpts from Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.
Then we have the return of the 'Daughters of Tyne' - local poets Catherine Graham and Yvonne Young who read their poems about the area as it once was, 'women's work' and many other local memories. - all bound together with the music we grew up with."

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