Date(s) - Sunday, 22nd April
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and that precious realization – “I’m not the only one who feels like this”.
In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. Here he will present the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain.
There will be time for “poetry on prescription” where William will prescribe poems for individuals (but only in public, as we don’t have a private surgery room!)
Tickets: £6/£5 concessions. Booking is essential. A discount on Poetry Pharmacy will be available, and light refreshments provided. Book over the counter or ring the bookshop on 0115 8373097.