Bradford Literature Festival | Spoken Word | Talk

Poetry For the Many: Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey

1 Jul 2024

18:30 - 19:30

St George’s Hall

Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey share a passionate belief in a fairer, more equal Britain, encapsulated in Labour’s 2017 election slogan ‘For the many, not the few’. That slogan, inspired by Shelley’s famous poem The Masque of Anarchy, points to something else the two men have in common: a lifelong enthusiasm for poetry.

An unexpected but welcome collaboration, the pair have come together with an anthology, Poetry for the Many, discussing the poems that have moved and enlightened them.

Their choices travel over centuries and continents, with poets ranging from William Blake to Emily Dickinson, Stevie Smith to Linton Kwesi Johnson. Featuring guest selections from the likes of Rob Delaney, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ken Loach, Maxine Peake, Michael Rosen, Alexei Sayle and Gary Younge.

Join Corbyn and McCluskey as they discuss the poems that continue to inspire them in their political careers

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St George’s Hall

Bridge Street, Bradford
BD1 1JT

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