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IQ2: The Poetry Pharmacy Returns with William Sieghart and Sarah Dunant at the Emmanuel Centre

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Time 20:00
Date 24/10/19
Price £31.9

Whether your spiritual ailment is loneliness, heartache or anxiety, Sieghart has a poem to meet your needs. With poems performed by a cast of actors, come celebrate the positive force of poetry.

William Sieghart’s The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul was one of the publishing sensations of the past few years. Anyone who came to the event Intelligence Squared built around it – when Jeanette Winterson, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Sue Perkins and Tom Burke joined Sieghart in celebrating the power of poetry – will remember what a magical evening it was.

Now, after huge demand, Sieghart is back with a second volume – The Poetry Pharmacy Returns – and once again Intelligence Squared is bringing it to all to life on stage. He will be joined in conversation by acclaimed novelist and broadcaster Sarah Dunant. With their signature warmth and wit, they will discuss poems from the new book, each one matched to a particular problem, whether it’s unrequited love, fear of the unknown or feeling daunted by the challenges of family life. And we will have a stellar cast of actors to perform the poems, revealing their power to connect us to our fellow humans, bringing comfort and hope.

So come and join this unmissable evening and take the opportunity to have a poem prescribed specially for you.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend IQ2: The Poetry Pharmacy Returns with William Sieghart and Sarah Dunant at the Emmanuel Centre at 19:00 on Thursday 24 October. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: So it would appear that Dr. Pepper and Vernor's Ginger Ale were all invented by pharmacists. The question is, which pharmacist invented Coca-cola?
A: .1) John Pemberton .2) Beckett Breeze .3) Ace Flowers .4) Basil Temples