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20 September, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£18
Gyles Brandreth is returning to Chorleywood!
Between a curation of the nation’s favourite poems, Gyles Brandreth’s new book interweaves a passionate and rousing manifesto on the power and pleasure of learning poetry by heart.
Dancing by the Light of the Moon outlines new scientific research from the University of Cambridge, which has proven that speaking poetry to babies (even unborn ones) can improve the speed at which they learn to speak and read. Learning it by heart as a child can aid success in school and interviews and as an adult, it can increase brain capacity and even keep dementia at bay.
Peppered with fascinating personal anecdotes and facts about poets, thespians and other remarkable characters from Gyles’ life, Dancing by the Light of the Moon leaves readers with not only the tools and inspiration to learn poems by heart but a deeper love for poetry in general. _This beautiful book features over 200 poems spanning thousands of years from William Shakespeare to Rupi Kaur – a beautiful and inspiring event not to be missed!