This event took place at the Royal Society on 27 April 2017.
Tony Harrison has long been considered one of Britain’s finest poets. In celebration of his eightieth birthday, Lord Melvyn Bragg Hon FBA hosts this evening of readings and tributes from writers, actors and those who have felt the influence of his distinctive writing across all mediums.
Jasper Britton, Actor
Andy Burnham, Member of Parliament for Leigh
Sir Richard Eyre, Theatre and film director
Professor Edith Hall, Professor of Classics, King's College London
Vanessa Redgrave, Actress
Barrie Rutter, Actor and Founder of Northern Broadsides theatre company
Sian Thomas, Actress
Find out more: www.britac.ac.uk/events/tony-harrison-celebration