Thinking caps will be tugged tightly onto heads this evening at the Vibe bar: as the first in a series of warm-ups for November's Battle of Ideas, the Institute of Ideas presents a discussion on the subject of Poetry and radicalism. Is poetry "reclaiming its radical roots and confronting contemporary apathy", or are modern bards guilty of "mouthing insubstantial political platitudes"? Debate comes from, among others, Spiked editor Brendan O'Neill, Royal Society of Arts fellow Dr Gary Day, and poets David Bowden, Imogen Robertson and Chris McCabe, while Dr Shirley Dent will oversee proceedings. Vibe Bar, E1 6QL, 7pm. Tickets £7.50/£5 concessions.
Last Updated 07 October 2008