The Bards Of Whitelocks Bar

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Poet Jean Sprackland visits the characterful Leeds city centre bar, Whitelocks, famous for its poetic punters from Betjeman to T S Eliot. In the company of poets Ian Duhig, Jon Glover, Rommi Smith and Antony Dunn, she explores the legacy of the postwar Leeds poetry renaissance that produced such eminent poets as Geoffrey Hill, Tony Harrison and Jon Silkin.

Produced by Emma Harding

Painting of 'Whitelocks' by Maurice de Sausmaurez, courtesy of Jane Sausmaurez. Part of the collection at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds.

Music: 'Another Number' by Leeds band, the Kaiser Chiefs, taken from the album, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Wichita Recordings 2005

'Child of the Jago; by the Kaiser Chiefs, taken from the album, Start the Revolution Without Me, Wichita Recordings 2005

'Everything's Dandy' was written and performed by Rommi Smith, with music composed by Dave Evans and performed by Dave Evans and Ken Higgins

THE PRESENTER:

Jean Sprackland is a poet and writer. Her poetry collections include Tilt and Hard Water, and her latest collection, Sleeping Keys, is published by Cape in September 2013. Her recent non-fiction book, Strands: a year of discoveries on the beach, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

http://jeansprackland.com.

20130414

Poet Jean Sprackland visits the characterful Leeds city centre bar, Whitelocks, famous for its poetic punters from Betjeman to T S Eliot. In the company of poets Ian Duhig, Jon Glover, Rommi Smith and Antony Dunn, she explores the legacy of the postwar Leeds poetry renaissance that produced such eminent poets as Geoffrey Hill, Tony Harrison and Jon Silkin.

Produced by Emma Harding

Painting of 'Whitelocks' by Maurice de Sausmaurez, courtesy of Jane Sausmaurez. Part of the collection at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds.

Music: 'Another Number' by Leeds band, the Kaiser Chiefs, taken from the album, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Wichita Recordings 2005

'Child of the Jago; by the Kaiser Chiefs, taken from the album, Start the Revolution Without Me, Wichita Recordings 2005

'Everything's Dandy' was written and performed by Rommi Smith, with music composed by Dave Evans and performed by Dave Evans and Ken Higgins

THE PRESENTER:

Jean Sprackland is a poet and writer. Her poetry collections include Tilt and Hard Water, and her latest collection, Sleeping Keys, is published by Cape in September 2013. Her recent non-fiction book, Strands: a year of discoveries on the beach, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

http://jeansprackland.com.

2013041420130420

Poet Jean Sprackland visits the characterful Leeds city centre bar, Whitelocks, famous for its poetic punters from Betjeman to T S Eliot. In the company of poets Ian Duhig, Jon Glover, Rommi Smith and Antony Dunn, she explores the legacy of the postwar Leeds poetry renaissance that produced such eminent poets as Geoffrey Hill, Tony Harrison and Jon Silkin.

Produced by Emma Harding

Painting of 'Whitelocks' by Maurice de Sausmaurez, courtesy of Jane Sausmaurez. Part of the collection at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds.

Music: 'Another Number' by Leeds band, the Kaiser Chiefs, taken from the album, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Wichita Recordings 2005

'Child of the Jago; by the Kaiser Chiefs, taken from the album, Start the Revolution Without Me, Wichita Recordings 2005

'Everything's Dandy' was written and performed by Rommi Smith, with music composed by Dave Evans and performed by Dave Evans and Ken Higgins

THE PRESENTER:

Jean Sprackland is a poet and writer. Her poetry collections include Tilt and Hard Water, and her latest collection, Sleeping Keys, is published by Cape in September 2013. Her recent non-fiction book, Strands: a year of discoveries on the beach, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

http://jeansprackland.com.

20130414

Poet Jean Sprackland visits the characterful Leeds city centre bar, Whitelocks, famous for its poetic punters from Betjeman to T S Eliot. In the company of poets Ian Duhig, Jon Glover, Rommi Smith and Antony Dunn, she explores the legacy of the postwar Leeds poetry renaissance that produced such eminent poets as Geoffrey Hill, Tony Harrison and Jon Silkin.

Produced by Emma Harding

Painting of 'Whitelocks' by Maurice de Sausmaurez, courtesy of Jane Sausmaurez. Part of the collection at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds.

Music: 'Another Number' by Leeds band, the Kaiser Chiefs, taken from the album, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Wichita Recordings 2005

'Child of the Jago; by the Kaiser Chiefs, taken from the album, Start the Revolution Without Me, Wichita Recordings 2005

'Everything's Dandy' was written and performed by Rommi Smith, with music composed by Dave Evans and performed by Dave Evans and Ken Higgins

THE PRESENTER:

Jean Sprackland is a poet and writer. Her poetry collections include Tilt and Hard Water, and her latest collection, Sleeping Keys, is published by Cape in September 2013. Her recent non-fiction book, Strands: a year of discoveries on the beach, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

http://jeansprackland.com.