Channel 4 and National Poetry Day 2016
June 20, 2017
Guest continuity announcers took over Channel 4’s on-air continuity on 6th October 2016 as the broadcaster celebrated National Poetry Day. The clips below feature Vahni Capildeo, Nancy Campbell and Devika Seasons.
Also featured are eighteen-year-old Vivien Urban, from Hungary and nineteen-year-old Shukria Rezaei from Afghanistan. After moving to the UK at the ages of 11 (Vivien) and 14 (Shukria), they both took an interest in creative writing. Vivien uses poetry as a way to improve her English, whilst for Shukria, who remembers hearing poems from her earliest childhood in Afghanistan, poetry supplied the link between her past and her present.
National Poetry Day | Channel 4 | Vahni Capildeo
National Poetry Day | Channel 4 | Nancy Campbell
National Poetry Day | Channel 4 | Devika Seasons
National Poetry Day | Channel 4 | Shukria Razaei
National Poetry Day | Channel 4 | Vivien Urban