BBC Local Radio for NPD 2019

October 2, 2019

In 2019, we joined forces to challenge stereotypes and celebrate the delights of the different regions that together compose the United Kingdom.


BBC Local Radio stations, prompted by National Poetry Day’s Truth theme, invited listeners to tackle lazy cliches by sharing truths about the places where they live, the kinds of truths that deserve to be better known. These local insights inspired celebratory new poems by the 13 local poets which you can now enjoy below. Be sure to share your favourites online using the hashtag #HomeTruths.

See the films in full via our YouTube playlist below: