Thursday, March 05, 2020

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage to present new arts podcast from his garden office

The Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is launching a 12-episode series of podcasts for Radio 4, all recorded in his garden office shed. Called 'The Poet Laureate Has Gone To His Shed', guests will include Kate Tempest, Jackie Kay, Antony Gormley, Lily Cole, Sam Lee, Maxine Peake, Guy Garvey, all talking about their writing and creative lives.

"It's been a great pleasure and great fun to throw open the doors (ok, door) of the shed to so many creative and inspiring visitors," says Armitage. "I think most of them thought the shed was just a metaphor for something more comfortable or literary. But it's an actual shed, with spiders and a lawnmower."

Rhian Roberts, Radio 4 Commissioning Editor for Digital and Podcasts, said: "Great minds meet in the shed in this new Radio 4 podcast and we get to understand a little bit more about how those creative minds really work. It’s a lovely setting. The shed brings out something different, it’s a disarming and comforting space with a welcoming vibe all of its own."

The Poet Laureate Has Gone To His Shed will be available on BBC Sounds from 11 March. There's a short taster already up on the site here. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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