Just The Tonic with Katie Derham


The Power of Poetry with Ian McMillan

Season 2, Ep. 4

We're all about the word this week on Just The Tonic. Katie meets the Bard of Barnsley football club and presenter of BBC Radio Three's The Verb, poet Ian McMillan. He's on a mission to get everyone in the world writing - then he'll have a day off!

We hear from young poets at Raddlebarn Primary School in Selly Oak whose poems feature in the Birmingham Children's Poetry Festival. Head of Education at Birmingham Cathedral tells us about the festival and we hear from Birmingham's Poet Laureate Casey Bailey.

And we're blown away by the youngest member of The People's Orchestra, 8 year-old cellist Aurora Chin Chan! 


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