BBC Local Poets – #HomeTruths wanted

October 6, 2016

National Poetry Day and BBC Local Radio have teamed up to challenge stereotypes and celebrate the distinctive natures of the regions that together compose the United Kingdom.

From now, inspired by National Poetry Day’s 2019 theme of Truth, BBC Local Radio stations from Derby to Devon, Lancashire to London, plus BBC Radio Wales and Scotland, are inviting listeners to honour the hidden truths of the places and communities where they live and work. The aim is to get past the clichés – whether cream teas, commuter belts or dreaming spires – and showcase all that listeners feel deserves to be better known about their area.

Find out more, and to share a truth about your region on social media use #HomeTruths #BBCLocalPoets