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livecanon are an ensemble performing poetry (from memory) at theatres, festivals and events throughout the UK... recording poetry for radio and CDs... creating poetry installations and digital projects... publishing poetry... and working with young people to create, explore and enjoy poems... Read more

Breaking News:

On 3rd May, Live Canon will be popping up at the V&A, performing extracts from Midsummer Night's Dream... If you'd like to find us...

Titania and Oberon will be rowing over the changeling
at 11am in room 108
and 2pm in the garden

Demetrius and Helena will be having a spat
at 12 noon in room 50b
and 3pm in the garden

Titania and Bottom will be awakening
at 1pm in the theatre galleries
and 4pm in room 48a
and 5pm in the garden

And Puck will be popping up all day where you least expect it...

Tickets are on sale for the Live Canon 'Election Special' on 6th May, the eve of the election. There'll be a lunchtime performance at Greenwich Theatre (book here) and a late evening performance at the Hen and Chickens (book here). The Live Canon ensemble will be performing two-thousand years of poetry celebrating the democratic process… with ballot-box poetry, suffragette verse and newly penned work written in the 2015 election build-up. It promises to be a unique event, so do come and join us.

There are still places available on 24th May for our one-day course for poets on 'Reading your own work'. You can read some feedback on the course and check out all the details here.




NJ Hynes' debut collection, winner of the 2014 First Collection Prize, is on sale now in all good bookshops. Or buy from Amazon here.

Find out more here.