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Former Poet Laureate. Andrew Motion website.

Performers Andrew Motion.

Archive listings for Andrew Motion

Work type: Poetry.

Essex Clay - T1061799560

Now having left the UK's shores, Motion looks back once more to recreate a stunning biographical sequel but this time, in verse. Essex Clay rekindles, expands and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted Motion throughout his writing life. The poem's wealth of physical detail and its narrative momentum make it as compelling as a fast-paced novel: a settling of accounts which admits that final resolutions are impossible.
13 Jun 18Strode Theatre, Street :: V917
listing details L0539863091
6 Jun 18Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
listing details L02046565373

The Customs House - T0126690295

One of Britain's finest poets Andrew Motion will be reading from his stunning new collection of poems, The Custom House. The Customs House is in three sections, and opens with a sequence of war poems, Laurels and Donkeys, which draws on soldiers' experiences, from the First and Second World war through to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrew Motion also reads from The Cinder Path (Faber), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, and answers questions about his writing and the role of Poet Laureate. This event will be followed by a book signing.
6 Nov 14Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
listing details L01798458149
19 Mar 14Dugdale Centre, Outer London :: V270299602
listing details L0801408041
3 Oct 12Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L01535731416

Silver - Return to Treasure Island - T01944307281

Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-2009), introduces Silver, his sequel to Treasure Island, which features noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of love, valour and terrible cruelty. "Excitement, mystery, intrigue, suspense, pathos and human sympathy: Stevenson combines all these things. I have tried to do the same - in a story which sails its own course." Andrew Motion He will answer questions about his writing, his role as Poet Laureate, and reads from his other works, followed by book signing. Age 16+
10 Oct 12Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L0889294931
16 Jul 12Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
listing details L1609974622
7 Jun 12Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
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31 May 12Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226
listing details L0538793178
30 May 12Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L1573426079
16 May 12The Coro (Coronation Hall Theatre ), Ulverston :: V8
listing details L2041273718

Silver - T0977199425

Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-2009), introduces Silver, his eagerly awaited sequel to Treasure Island, featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of love, valour and terrible cruelty. He also reads from his latest book of poems, The Cinder Path (Faber), which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry; from Laurels And Donkeys, a profoundly moving sequence of poems about conflicts from 1914 to the war in Afghanistan; and from his acclaimed autobiography In The Blood - A Memoir Of My Childhood. Andrew will answer questions about his writing and the role of Poet Laureate. Running time: 1hr 35mins
25 Apr 12Tara Theatre, Outer London :: V292
listing details L1143848824
29 Mar 12Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton :: V918
listing details L01465065866

The Cinder Path - T02006173372

Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-2009), introduces his latest book of poems, The Cinder Path (Faber) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award. His new pamphlet Laurels and Donkeys on conflicts from 1914 to the war in Afghanistan and his latest collection of essays, Ways of Life: On Places, Painters and Poets.
17 Nov 11Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
listing details L933442351

Laurels and Donkeys - T0274491833

Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-09), introduces his latest book Laurels and Donkeys (Clutag Press), a collection of war poems presenting scenes from various conflicts of the 20th & 21st centuries - from the First World War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They evoke both shock at what Wilfred Owen called ‘the pity of war’ and dismay at its recurrence. Sir Andrew also reads from The Cinder Path (Faber) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, his collection of essays Ways of Life: On Places, Painters and Poets, his autobiography In The Blood - A Memoir of My Childhood and answers questions about his writing and the role of Poet Laureate.Producer UK Touring (in association with TARA Arts).
31 Mar 11Tara Theatre, Outer London :: V292
listing details L2240798

T01414469086

New poems, specially commissioned by the Ustinov and the Maggini Quartet, interspersed between the movements of the Quartet no 7 by current Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. This prestigious World Premiere by Andrew Motion is a response to the Maxwell Davies Quartet no. 7 - which in turn was inspired by the Italian baroque architect Borromini. Some of Rome’s most cherished churches came from Borromini’s inventive imagination, his work halted only by his suicide in 1667. Peter Maxwell Davies’s Quartet no.7 was written especially for the Gramophone Award-winning Maggini Quartet.Group/Band The Maggini Quartet.
19 Nov 09Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L0274046907

The Cinder Path - T0486676426

Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion introduces his latest book of poems, The Cinder Path (Faber, 16 April ’09) and a new collection of essays, Ways of Life: On Places, Painters and Poets. He talks about his acclaimed autobiography In The Blood - A Memoir of My Childhood and answers questions about his writing and his role as Laureate. Andrew Motion was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999. ‘I see myself as town crier, can-opener and flag-waver for poetry’. His poetry has received the Arvon /Observer Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway and recently co-founded The Poetry Archive.
4 Jun 09Parr Hall, Warrington :: V472
listing details L01644575808
14 May 09The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
listing details L01015098168
28 Apr 09Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L02044947585

Other listings

29 Oct 09Parr Hall, Warrington :: V472
listing details L362724704
15 Nov 07Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
listing details L02002087426
22 May 07New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L50733576
1 Mar 07Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington :: V563
listing details L0420946049
17 May 06Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
listing details L1991580211
9 Nov 05Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
listing details L01915303402
2 Jun 05Electric Theatre, Guildford :: V01732805351
listing details L733847368
2 Jun 04Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
listing details L0894323440
20 May 03Tower Arts Centre, Winchester :: V783
listing details L01342293654
16 Oct 02Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L650998665
2 Oct 02South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L1201719869
15 Mar 01Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
listing details L01926832681

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