Creative group portrait of the Poets reading at The Southbank Centre London - thatthingyoupluck

Southbank Centre London | 20 Years of Foyle Young Poets

Photo from the side of a circular staircase outside the Southbank Centre in London

Hosted annually by The Poetry Society, is The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, an opportunity for any young poet aged 11-17 to have their poems published in the annual Foyle Anthology. 2018 marked the 20th Anniversary of the competition and to celebrate a gala event was held at the newly renovated Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth hall part of The Southbank Centre. Ten writers, whom all started their poetry journey by winning the award, were asked to perform some of their pieces.

Front view of The Queen Elizabeth Hall Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre in London
Interior entrance to the Purcell Room theatre at the Southbank Centre London

Poets relaxing in the green room before the reading at the Southbank Centre London
Poets relaxing on the stage before the reading at the Southbank Centre London
Poets last minute ideas before the reading at the Southbank Centre London

Creative group portrait of the poets reading. 3 are sitting down on chairs on the stage while the rest stand behind under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Creative portrait of one of the poets under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Creative portrait of one of the poets under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Creative portrait of one of the poets under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Creative portrait of one of the poets under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Creative portrait of one of the poets under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Creative portrait of one of the poets under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Creative portrait of one of the poets under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Creative portrait of one of the poets under the stage spotlights. At the Southbank Centre, London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.
Members of the public looking at books on sale in the lobby
Close up detail of books on sale
Fans reading books at 40FT Brewery in Dalston London

Compere Luke Kennard on stage introducing the poets at the Southbank Centre London
Close up of compere Luke Kennard on stage introducing the poets at the Southbank Centre London
Poet Holly Hopkins on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Poet Holly Hopkins on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Close up of Poet Phoebe Stuckes on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Poet Phoebe Stuckes on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Poet Richard O'Brien on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Close up of Poet Richard O'Brien on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Jade Cuttle sitting on a chair playing acoustic guitar and singing at the Southbank Centre London. Photographed by thatthingyoupluck.

Close up of Poet Jade Cuttle on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Poet Jay Bernard on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Close up of Poet Jay Bernard on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
A video performance on a large screen by Poet Helen Mort on stage at the Southbank Centre London
Close up of Poet Helen Mort on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Close up of Poet Magnus Dixon on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Close up of Poet Magnus Dixon on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London
Poet AK Blakemore on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London. Photography by thatthingyoupluck.
Close up of Poet AK Blakemore on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London. Photography by thatthingyoupluck.

Close up of Poet Richard Osmond on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London. Photography by thatthingyoupluck.
Richard Osmond
Poet Sarah Howe on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London.
Close up of Poet Sarah Howe on stage reading her poetry at the Southbank Centre London.
Compere Luke Kennard on stage saying a final word at the Southbank Centre London.

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