State Apartments, Royal Hospital Chelsea
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As part of the Chelsea History Festival, Join Gyles Brandreth as he shares his passion for poetry and explains how it can uplift, enrich and improve our health and wellbeing.
Gyles Brandreth – author, speaker, former MP and TV personality – shares some of his favourite poems in a delightful and informative talk.
Dancing by the Light of the Moon, Brandreth’s latest book, celebrates the best loved poems in the English language and examines how learning poetry by heart can boost brain power and cut memory loss.
In this talk, the ever funny and engaging Brandreth focuses on the unexpected links between war and poetry, while also highlighting the unique impact poems can have on our health and wellbeing.
‘Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun.’ – Dame Judi Dench CH
A copy of Dancing by the Light of the Moon is included with each ticket.
This event is followed by a book signing with the author.