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Words and Music marks the start of the new year with a programme on the theme of Beginnings, with readers Geraldine James and Neil Pearson. Tennyson and Spenser poetically mark the new year as a moment for hope and celebration, while Dylan Thomas' In The Beginning re-tells the biblical story of creation, with musical accompaniment from Haydn and Copland. Birth and the beginning of life is the inspiration for poems by Thom Gunn and Anne Stevenson, while Philip Larkin and A.E Housman reflect on the process of renewal, which sees life eternally beginning again.

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Sun 6 Jan 2013 18:30

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