Come and celebrate National Poetry Day at Barnes Bookshop. The team behind the Barnes Bookfest are hosting a day of poetry reading and it’s free of charge!

11am  – Diane Frost, local poet and artist, reads from her exciting new collection developed during her artist’s residency at the Wetland Centre.

2pm – John Gorrie and Jane Haworth, retired directors and writers and accomplished book festival readers, read from Betjemen, Belloc and Yates.

3pm – Local author, David Pinner, reads from his latest poetry collection, and perhaps a chapter from The Wicker Woman, his sequel to Ritual which became the film The Wicker Man.

4pm – Actor Christian Anholt, currently appearing in ‘Mallory Towers’, will read from Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.