Michael Rosen delights all ages at Latitude
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Adults and children alike crammed into the Poetry tent to spend an hour with the former children's poet laureate Michael Rosen at Latitude.
Sharing charming stories from his childhood, often slightly embellished, Rosen led the audience through the gestures and sound effects to the delight of the younger members.
Many of the older ones were reliving their own childhoods and you did not need to bring your own offspring to feel comfortable.
There were jokes for all ages and almost the whole tent joined in with the poems.
Rosen, now 69, was as charming and bubbly as ever but you can still see the political fire burning when he talks of the education system, the government and particularly Michael Gove.
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Part of his routine saw him discuss his upbringing in the stone ages, which may be an embellishment, and what television was like then.
After taking a couple of questions the poet finished with his popular poem No Breathing in Class which brought a ragged cheer from the children at the front.
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