It's a new dawn: lighting up the UK with a host of events on National Poetry Day

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Poetry throughout the day on the BBC, poetry displayed on Blackpool’s illuminations, poets in the spotlight at night on the Southbank, and firefighters and fire-eaters enlisted to help in Bristol will help blaze a trail across the nation as people celebrate the theme of light – or just celebrate - on the 21st National Poetry Day on Thursday 8 October. Throughout the big day on BBC Radio 4, We British: An Epic In Poetry will se...

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