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World Poetry Day

Listen to a selection of Kipling’s poetry, recited in the place which inspired the writing.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Celebrate this year's World Poetry Day at the home of writer Rudyard Kipling by sitting back and listening to some of the author’s much-loved poetry and verse.

Thursday 21 March, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for adults.

Meeting point

Poetry reading takes place in the house kitchen.

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather.

Accessibility

The House kitchen is accessible through the downstairs of the House and through the shop. There are a few steps in the shop, but an access ramp can be set up. Please see the access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information. Chairs are provided.

Other

Sessions are volunteer led and dates and times may occasionally change – please check at visitor reception when you arrive.

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