MK Food Bank mark National Poetry Day

    MK Food Bank and Out of Office Coffee have announced a unique partnership to mark National Poetry Day and raise much-needed funds for the Milton Keynes based charity.

    The partnership will see some of the City’s most celebrated poets touring the coffee chain’s three boutique locations and reading from the MK Food Bank’s newly launched anthology of original poetry, ‘Tales from the Food Bank’.

    Steve Dick, founder of Out of Office says, “When MK Food Bank first approached us with this idea, we were really excited to make it work. Not only do we have the opportunity to showcase some great musicians and poets but also the privilege to raise money for a charity doing some amazing work in the city.”

    The tour will feature award-winning and published writer, artist and musician, Neil Beadmore; published poet and current ‘Poet in Residence at Church of Christ the Cornerstone’, Caroline Davies; as well as the Seventh Bard of Stony Stratford, Stephen Hobbs.

    John Marshall, Project Manager at MK Food Bank says, “We are delighted that Steve and the team are partnering with us to launch the book and raise awareness of the charity. We are reliant on local residents and businesses to do whatever they can to extend the profile of our work, and this is just a great opportunity to do so in a fun and creative way.”

    The tour will visit each of Out of Office’s three coffee shops starting in Stony Stratford (10.30 – 11.30); before heading over to Newport Pagnell (12.30 -13.30); and concluding in Olney (15.30 -16.30). Each of the locations will enjoy two 20 minute performances from the poets and musicians.

    For more information on the tour visit MK Food Bank's website or follow Out of Office on social media.


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