National Poetry Day and BBC Local Radio commission 13 new #HomeTruths

June 10, 2019

National Poetry Day and BBC Local Radio have joined forces to challenge stereotypes and celebrate the delights of the different regions that together compose the United Kingdom.

From today, Monday 10 June, leading with National Poetry Day’s 2019 theme of Truth, BBC Local Radio stations from Derby to Devon, Lancashire to London are inviting listeners to honour the hidden truths about the places and communities where they live and work. The aim is to get beyond the off the peg clichés and ask those who live there how to reflect the glory of Britain’s distinctive regions.

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July 22, 2019

National Poetry Day @ 25 Years

This year National Poetry Day marks its 25th anniversary with a mass campaign highlighting poetry’s power to touch on truth – whether intimate or on the grand scale.