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Why Poetry Matters
Griff Rhys Jones and the BBC at Southend Poetry Group


Griff Rhys Jones and a film crew from the BBC came along to the Naval & Military club to film the Southend Poetry group for a programme called Why Poetry Matters
The programme on BBC Two will launch a Poetry Season across BBC TV and Radio with a passionate plea about how verse has the power to move and why everybody needs it.


Members of the group chatted to Griff about poetry and what it means to them.


We also had a read around for the camera.




click here for info about
BBC Poetry Season