28 April 2019
International Women’s Day is on Friday 8 March. If you do one thing to celebrate make it this: booking tickets to a wonderful evening of poetry hosted by Allie Esiri. Guest actors Helena Bonham Carter, Helen McCrory and Josette Simon will read poetry from women writers through the ages from Eneheduanna, the world’s first known poet, via Sappho, to the most powerful, illuminating and entertaining women’s writing of today including Maya Angelou and Carol Ann Duffy. The poems are taken from Allie Esiri’s beautiful anthologies A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year and will be read on stage at the Bridge Theatre on 28 April.