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One of the UK’s most treasured poets, Michael Horovitz, gets in touch to tell me of his upcoming London event POEM! 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, on June 14, 2012, from 7pm.
Michael says of the occasion: “For me, the Olympic ideal has never been about competition. It is about celebration, cultural achievement, sporting achievement, the declaration and achieving of peace and accord between nations. I founded the Poetry Olympics in 1980, partly in response to British athletes being called upon by the Government to boycott the Moscow Olympics that year. The primary aim of the Poetry Olympics was and remains the Healing of the Nations and transformation of the atmosphere of artistic and social aspirations from competitiveness to communality. If we can even begin to achieve that through bringing these great poets, performers and musicians together in the Queen Elizabeth Hall for one heaven of a party, so much the better.”
Tickets £12/£10 are now on sale via the Southbank Centre (including a limited number of Concessionaries @ half-price)
Southbank Centre Ticket Office:
0844 847 9910 / Book online