The Poetry of Free Expression

19th November 2012 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
Poet in the City hosted a special 40th anniversary celebration of Index on Censorship, the UK's leading free expression organisation.

Through its campaigns, Index challenges threats to free expression and gives a voice to journalists, writers, artists and activists who have been prevented from speaking out.

As well as campaigning for the universal right to free expression around the world, Index also publishes the award-winning Index on Censorship magazine. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, it is the only publication dedicated to freedom of expression.

Poetry has always appeared in its pages, and has been an important part of its identity. This unique event featuref poems read by some of Index's supporters, including acclaimed actors Simon Callow, Janet Suzman and Roger Lloyd-Pack, and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby, Chair of Index on Censorship. It also featured contemporary poets Sasha Dugdale and Sarah Hesketh discussing their work in the context of censorship and threats to free expression.

This is was a very special celebration of both Index on Censorship and the power of poetry.

Pamela Edwardes conducted interviews with Jonathan Dimbleby, Sasha Dugdale and Sarah Hesketh. These interviews can be found on the audio page.
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