AN anthology that went straight to number one in the UK's poetry bestsellers chart on National Poetry Day last week, will have its North-East launch tomorrow.

Being Alive, the sequel to Staying Alive, is published by Bloodaxe Books. For the launch at Durham Literature Festival, the anthology's editor, Neil Astley, will team up with Emmerdale actress Charlie Hardwick to talk about it and give readings.

The Being Alive event is at 7.30pm, at The Studio, Gala Theatre, Durham. Tickets are £5, redeemable against a book purchase. For more details contact

Published: 15/10/2004