A4D Poetry at the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre

Every Monday
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Free
for participants
Free
for carers

Monday mornings: 10.30 am—12.30 pm
Please arrive 15 minutes beforehand.

June 4, 11, 18, 25 | July 2, 16, 23, 30
Please note there is no session on 9 July.


Join Arts 4 Dementia and the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre for a programme celebrating poetry and creative writing, exploring the most comprehensive collection of poetry in Britain.

The workshops will be led by multi award-winning poets, Nick Makoha and Rachel Long.

Nick’s poems have appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri.  He has presented his work at many international events and toured for the British Council in Finland, Czech Republic, the US and the Netherlands.

Rachel Long is the founder of Octavia – Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour, which is housed at Southbank Centre, London. She is Assistant Tutor to Jacob Sam La-Rose on the Barbican Young Poets programme 2015-present.

These sessions will re-energise and inspire individuals, carers, families and friends living with early-stage dementia within the community.

No prior experience necessary. Participants are invited to register for all sessions with a companion. The workshops are completely free of charge.

Early stage Drama & Poetry

Contact details

Imelda Dooley Hunter

02072394954 imelda@arts4dementia.org.uk

Event address

National Poetry Library
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

Transport options: Buses, Underground, Rail, Parking nearby, Disabled parking