World Poetry Day


Highlights from the Damson Poets’ World Poetry Day on Wed 29th March, bringing poets from 13 nationalities together as Brexit is triggered…

Damson Poets

On Wednesday 29th of March, Damson Poets hosted a special event for World Poetry Day showcasing poetry in 13 different languages: Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Greek, American, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Portugese, and Welsh. There were also English readings on the open-mic.

The event took place at the Ham & Jam Coffee Shop and was organised by Martin Domleo (Damson Poets) and Feixia Yu (UCLan Confucius Institute) who brought together most of the international readers. Our finale was performed by Clwb Siarad – Preston’s Welsh Club. Seventy people attended in total. My role was MCing.

The evening was a great success in bringing  together people of many nationalities through the shared medium of poetry. For many of us this showed that, in spite of Article 50 being triggered on the very same day, the people of Preston will not be divided by Brexit.

Here are some of the highlights from…

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