Date
Tuesday 06 March 2018
Location
Dubai Opera

The finest contemporary poets from the UAE and UK unite on stage 

Prepare to be awed by spoken word as the finest contemporary poets from the UAE and UK unite on stage at Dubai Opera in this celebration of the power of poetry to bring people together across cultures.

Presented by The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (EAFL), Dubai Opera and The British Council, with the support of the UK GREAT Campaign, For the Love of Words aims to explore the possibilities presented by cultural exchange between the two countries.

The event, which forms part of the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration closing celebrations, will include the following all-star line-up:

  • John Agard
  • Khalid Al Budoor
  • Nujoom Nasser AlGhanem
  • Simon Armitage
  • Afra Atiq
  • Harry Baker
  • Imtiaz Dharker
  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Roger McGough
  • Grace Nichol
  • Lemn Sissay.
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