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Video: Interview with Canal Laureate Jo Bell

The UK's first Canal Poet Laureate, Jo Bell was in Northern Ireland recently to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Lagan Navigation.

Commissioned to write a new poem to mark the occasion, Jo talks about her life on the canals of the UK and how this lifestyle inspires her work. Jo also gives us an exclusive reading of her new poem, Lighters.

In the video, Jo reads the poem at the Lagan Locks in Lisburn. Moves are afoot to re-open the historic waterway, bringing new life to the length of the river and tourist and leisure potential to the whole region.



Video by Lagan Navigation Group

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