Olympic poet at theatre

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THE official poet of the London Olympics will be inspiring the region’s youth with a special poetry masterclass.

Lemn Sissay MBE is to visit Durham’s Gala Theatre to meet teenagers from the Legacy Trust UK’s NE-Generation in a bid to inspire them to embrace the Cultural Olympiad.

The Wigan-born poet will deliver a session on the spoken word tomorrow morning at 11.30am to his teenage audience as part of NE-Generation’s Workshop Festival, timed to mark 50 days until the start of this summer’s games.