National Poetry Day and the BBC – celebrating the changes that really matter

June 17, 2018

National Poetry Day and BBC Local Radio are joining forces to celebrate the small changes that really matter to people in 12 specially commissioned poems – one for each of the 12 BBC regions in England.

From today, Monday 18th June, and taking their cue from National Poetry Day’s 2018 theme – Change – BBC Local Radio stations across England are calling on listeners for stories of the changes that mean the most to them.

Find out more and get involved.

October 4, 2018

Poetry is the UK’s new force for change

New research finds that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to engage in poetry

A new National Literacy Trust report, A Thing That Makes Me Happy:

October 4, 2018

BBC Local Poets Celebrate Change

POETS CELEBRATE THE CHANGES THAT REALLY MATTER ON NATIONAL POETRY DAY

A secret love affair in Cornwall, a tree slung with trainers in Brighton, and the