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A sequence of music, poems and prose on the theme of constraint. Artists have struggled against restriction, yearning for freedom and yet edges and boundaries can also be tremendous stimuli. Siobhan Redmond and John Rowe read poems and prose by Rosa Luxemburg, Andrew Marvell, Billy Collins and Emily Dickinson with music by Ethel Smyth, John Cage, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc.

Producer: Natalie Steed.

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1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 25 Sep 2011 18:30

Proms Poetry Competition 2015

The Haunted Apparatus

Write a poem inspired by a piece of music played at this year's proms