CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
Former Poet Laureate. Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion introduces his latest book of poems, The Cinder Path (Faber, 16 April â09) 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. âI see myself as town crier, can-opener and flag-waver for poetryâ. 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. Andrew Motion - The Cinder Path website.