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  • Theatre/Arts, Pop-Up and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £12.00
  • Central London
  • Over 18
  • Mon, 20th May 2024 @ 19:00 - 21:00
  • 19:00 - 21:00

Join us in partnership with The Royal Society of Literature for two events with poet and novelist Anne Michaels. The first event will include a reading of a Wanda Barford poem followed by a lecture from Anne Michaels. There will also be an opportunity to network and book signing with Anne. 

This event will take place in our Historic Great Room. 

Nothing Enrages the Tyrant More Than Hope: The Poem as Witness.
Anne Michaels 

Every poem is a poem of witness. Every poem, a form of rescue - from amnesia of every sort, from every kind of disregard and indifference. The hope of poems that witness war and political oppression is the assertion of justice spoken, spit in the eye of the oppressor, a message left for the others. And poems witness tyrannies less visible - illness, grief, shame, regret, terror, error, doubt. And others still, witness love that cannot wait – an entire life passes in a moment.

The poem says: precisely in the places where we feel most abandoned, we are not alone. No other public utterance so effectively names those places in us, and makes, in its precision, such ample space for both writer and reader. Here, the poem says, exactly in the place of dispossession – by a tyrant, by history, by a plan or policing, by chance, by time, by desire, by longing - exactly here and here and here, is the hope of being heard, and in that hope, solidarity. Every time we meet another’s gaze, here, in the poem, writer and reader, something is mended.

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General Admission 19:00 - 21:00 £12.00

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8, John Adam Street, WC2N 6EZ

Area

Central London

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Covent Garden (Tube)

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RSA House
RSA House has been home to the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce) and its 30,000 strong fellowship since 1774 as well as some of the greatest thinkers and social activists of the past 200 years. Some notable names of past and present fellows you might recognise include Charles Dickens, Dame Judi Dench, Sir David Attenborough and Professor Steven Hawking. The Coffee House is open to the public Mon-Fri from 8:30am. We host ticketed event throughout the house regularly and there is something for everyone. Everyone is welcome. The house also hosts 11 bookable spaces that are available for all event types - from conferences to parties. Get in touch at house@rsa.org.uk for more details.

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RSA House

RSA House is a charming Georgian Town House in the heart of Central London which has the perfect balance of traditional style with exciting modern twists. The house has unique and contrasting spaces from high ceilings, bright rooms and traditional art work to the immense brick exposed vaults which have…

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  • Written by Cassie

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    Visited 1 week ago
    A relaxed evening with three talented musicians / bands.
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    Visited 3 weeks ago
    Great workshop where we learned many techniques that we could practice there as well. Danyah helped to build a great atmosphere to work during the session.

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