Corbyn and McCluskey to talk politics and poetry in Edinburgh

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The former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is no stranger to poetry. He has quoted Shelley on the stage at Glastonbury, and also revealed that he wrote poetry on the train during his Labour leadership campaign. Now he is appearing with his old political pal, former Unite union leader Len McCluskey, on the stage at Edinburgh, talking about politics and poetry. The event, on 9 August, has been billed as “a unique event that traces the evolution of their political lives and how poetry and modern culture has provided inspiration, enlightenment and comfort.  No strangers to controversy; their love of poetry is the softer counterpoint to their firm political beliefs.” Previewing the event on Twitter, Len McCluskey called it our “poetry and politics double act”. The venue is The Stand Comedy Club. More details

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