Poet laureate Motion to visit Ipswich

POET Laureate Andrew Motion is to visit Ipswich.

POET Laureate Andrew Motion is to visit Ipswich.

The Halstead-born writer will be guest speaker at Ipswich Building Society's 158th annual general meeting on March 26.

Mr Motion has marked several state events with a poem and has tried to give his role more public relevance by writing verse to mark events or issues of public concern, such as the Paddington rail crash and for the charity Childline.

The AGM is at Trinity Park Conference Centre, Ipswich, from 6pm. All Ipswich Building Society members are welcome to attend.