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Poetry reading by Helen Mort
- Event / Lecture, talk or reading / Late opening
- Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
- 27 October 2017 19:00 - 21:30
The recent winner of the Mslexia Women’s Poetry Prize 2017 for her poem ‘Vanishing Point’, Helen has received rave reviews of her work from her peers, including current Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. “Helen Mort is among the brightest stars in the sparkling new constellation of young British poets” - Carol Ann Duffy “Helen Mort’s ‘Vanishing Point’ was an immediate definite for me. As soon as I read it, I knew I’d found a winning poem; subsequent re-readings confirmed it quite quickly as the best in the competition. Something truly magical happens in this poem: there’s a vortex in the middle of it that works like a spell” - Sinead Morrissey, Mslexia Women’s Poetry Prize Judge, 2017 Doors open at 6pm the reading will begin at 7.30pm. Early arrival will give you the chance to explore the amazing museum galleries, experience Samurai: Warriors of Japan and have a drink and relax prior to the performance. Following the performance there will also be an opportunity to purchase a copy of Helen Mort’s newest publication … and have your copy signed! In 2013, Helen Mort was shortlisted for the T.S Eliot Prize which is awarded to the best new verse published in the UK and Ireland. If you are a season ticket holder at the Museum, a Friend of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery or an Art Fund Member, you can purchase a ticket at the reduced rate of £4.50. Although tickets can be purchased on arrival, spaces are limited so it is recommended that you book your place in advance to avoid possible disappointment. To book your ticket, please visit us at the Visitor Information Centre at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery or call 01743 258885. The reading by Helen Mort is the second in a series of poetry readings at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, held on the last Friday of each month. The first of which heard readings from Gillian Clarke and Liz Lefroy, which was brilliantly received. Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery are also delighted to announce that Jo Bell will be joining them on 24 November 2017. If you would like more information about this event, please call 01743 28885 or pop into the Visitor Information Centre.
- Suitable for
- £7.50 per person £4.50 per person for Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery annual ticket holders and Friends of Shrewsbuy Museum & Art Gallery