Allie Esiri at FT Weekend Festival, Kenwood House Gardens

Allie Esiri at FT Weekend Festival, Kenwood House Gardens
  • Kenwood House Gardens, Hampstead, London, NW3 7JR
    Kenwood House Gardens
    Hampstead London , NW3 7JR
  • 02/09/2017 17:00 - 02/09/2017 18:00

Blood and words: the poetry of war The Olivier-award winning actress Tamsin Greig and Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE join poetry powerhouse Allie Esiri to perform poems on the theme of war. It will be a journey from the early Anglo Saxon Battle of Maldon up to the present day poetry of Simon Armitage on Afghanistan, via Shakespeare's Henry V on the eve of Agincourt and Wilfred Owen on the Great War.

About Allie Esiri

Allie Esiri, described in a Tatler profile as 'a poetry powerhouse', is a former English stage, film and television actress, now a writer.

Her iF Poems app was launched to great acclaim in November 2011 and was the Apple Editors' Choice All Time Favourite app. iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility was published in 2012 and The Love Book in 2014.

She has hosted poetry events at The Times and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Sunday Times Festival of Education and The Oldie Soho Literary Festival.