Carol Ann Duffy, the UK's Poet Laureate, has single-handedly brought poetry to a mass audience with work that is sublimely beautiful, deeply moving, outrageously funny, and above all, accessible. She reaches all ages and has read to audiences of school pupils numbering thousands. She has redefined the Laureateship for the 21st Century, engaged and engaging, writing on contentious themes from the Iraq War to MPs expenses, commissioning new work from other poets and publishing in newspapers. In performance she is mesmerising, and in Aberdeen she will be accompanied by musician John Sampson in what is sure to be a magical session.
Soup and sandwich available from 12pm