Ledbury travels to London in the company of Dangerous Women!

An evening of poetry by women, starring Francesca Annis, Juliet Stevenson and Tanya Moodie on Sunday 17 May at 7.30pm at London’s Tabernacle. Expect superb readings of poetry that is independent, subversive, challenging, sceptical -  by writers who eschew delicacy, modesty and submissive femininity and embrace gut truths: Not afraid of pain and prepared to express rage when necessary, these poets, including Sappho, Anne Bradstreet, Dorothy Wordsworth, Carol Ann Duffy, Margaret Atwood, Denise Levertov, Sharon Olds, Sylvia Plath, Anna Akhmatova, Imtiaz Dharker, Liz Lochhead and many more look at love and loss, birth and death, war and suffering, pain and pleasure, without blinking.

This event is compiled and narrated by Mark Fisher, former Labour Party politician and Minister for the Arts and Ursula Owen, Founder Director of Virago Publishing and Editor and Chief Executive of Index on Censorship.

Dangerous Women will also happen in Ledbury in July and is one of a series of performed readings of poems by famous poets that will happen at the Ledbury Poetry Festival between 3 – 12 July 2015. Juliet Stevenson will read Emily Dickinson and Michael Pennington will perform John Donne and also an event called The Growing Shadow focused on the poetry of 1915.

Dangerous Women in London is taking place at 7.30pm on Sunday May 17th at the Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY. Tickets are £20.00 and are available at www.poetry-festival.co.uk.

For any further information contact Chloe Garner at director@poetry-festival.co.uk