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A Celebration of Poetry with Gyles Brandreth in Bath

Saturday 26th October 2019

  • Venue Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH
  • Doors open 11am
  • Start time 11.30am
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Gyles Brandreth – former MP, One Show reporter, Just A Minute star, and author of the best-selling word-lover’s companion, Have You Eaten, Grandma? – has a passion for poetry.  His brilliant new book – Dancing by the Light of the Moon – is both a celebration of the best-loved poems in the English language and a unique guide to the value and power of learning poetry by heart.  With the secrets of how to improve your memory (whatever your age) and poetry that’s by turns funny, sad, and moving, Dancing by the light of the moon is a book designed to lift your spirits and change your life.  According to The Times, “Gyles Brandreth has a touching access to the secrets of the human heart.” According to The Scotsman, the show that goes with the book is “A total joy”.  This is an hour for all the family – and if Gyles finds young people in the audience he may want to involve them in some fun performance poetry . . .