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  • 28 Sep 2017 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery - Poetry Workshop: Freedom
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    Poetry Workshop: Freedom

    28 Sep 2017

    Be it the mass trespass, the right to roam or a walk in the landscape, Derbyshire poet Judy Brown will help you explore what freedom means for local people and places in your own poetry and inspired by museum objects. Her second book, Crowd Sensations (2016), is a Poetry Book Society recommendation.

    Library

    View Buxton Museum and Art Gallery website
  • 28 Jul 2017 Explore York Libraries and Archives - Poetry Platform at York Explore
    Public events

    Poetry Platform at York Explore

    28 Jul 2017

    Poets from York and beyond will entertain and surprise you with spellbinding words and music. 12-2pm in the Café at York Explore. Free. Drop-in

    Performance, Library

    View Explore York Libraries and Archives website
  • 28 Sep 2017 The Postal Museum - The Poetry Postie at The Postal Museum
    Partner events

    The Poetry Postie at The Postal Museum

    28 Sep 2017

    All aboard! Take a magic train ride with the Poetry Postie and be inspired by her colourful, quirky, interactive performance.

    Follow a gallery trail and use stories in our collections to create poetic postcards, parcels and songs.

    Details: FDN and KS1 classes
    30 pupils max per session
    1 hour 30 minutes

    Cost: £120 plus VAT per session

    To find out more and how to book visit: postalmuseum.org/for-schools

    Performance

    View The Postal Museum website
  • 09 Sep 2017 Poetry Marathon - Knighton Poetry Marathon
    Public events

    Knighton Poetry Marathon

    09 Sep 2017

    Poetry Marathon – a free poetry festival in support of people displaced by war and violence. A pop-in event - a whole free day of poetry and music with exhibits, books and refreshments. In the morning the community market is next door so you can even do your shopping too. 15 published poets (including an ex-presenter from Poetry Please) and nationally known musicians

    Performance, Free, Exhibition

    View Poetry Marathon website
  • 29 Sep 2017 St Andrew's School Woking - St Andrews School, Woking: House Poetry Competition
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    St Andrews School, Woking: House Poetry Competition

    29 Sep 2017

    St Andrew's School, Woking:  a visiting poet, children performing and the Houses vying for the prestigious House Poetry Cup.

    Performance

    View St Andrew's School Woking website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and Addenbrooke's Arts - Addenbrookes Hospital: Taking Note
    Public events

    Addenbrookes Hospital: Taking Note

    28 Sep 2017

    Addenbrooke's Hospital: we will be sharing poetry and taking note of moments of happiness on National Poetry Day.

    Performance, Exhibition

    View Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and Addenbrooke's Arts website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Morley Arts Festival - Morley Arts Festival Launch
    Public events

    Morley Arts Festival Launch

    28 Sep 2017

    Morley Arts Festival will feature a Poets Corner on Queens Street adjacent to Morley Town Hall.
    Throughout National Poetry Day residents and shopkeepers can perform their own poetry or a poem from their favourite poet.
    The launch event at 6pm will feature the winners and runner ups from the Children's Poetry Competition performing their work

    Reading, Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Morley Arts Festival website
  • 28 Jul 2017 Literary Dundee - Literary Dundee: Caroline Bird and Rachel McCrum
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    Literary Dundee: Caroline Bird and Rachel McCrum

    28 Jul 2017

    Join us for this special pre-festival celebration of In These Days of Prohibition (Caroline Bird, Carcanet Press) and The First Blast To Awaken Women Degenerate (Rachel McCrum, Freight Books).
    Caroline and Rachel will perform work from their new collections, with music from solo acoustic act Roseanne Reid and her distinctive brand of Americana magic.

    Performance

    View Literary Dundee website
  • 27 Sep 2017 The Underground Theatre Eastbourne - The Underground Theatre, Eastboune: Freedom, A Search for Meaning
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    The Underground Theatre, Eastboune: Freedom, A Search for Meaning

    27 Sep 2017

    Local poets & poetry performers are invited to submit poems for on stage performance on the theme of “freedom“.
    Individual poets may perform for up to 10 min or as a duo/group for 15 min. The programme format (3 x 30 min sections with 2 x 20 min breaks) will be finalised based on the selected submissions.
    The Theatre is fully equipped with lighting and sound with big screen video projection, and cabaret style seating. There is a licensed cafe/bar.

    Performance, Free

    View The Underground Theatre Eastbourne website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Thames Festival Trust - Boat Poets River Late with MBNA Thames Clippers
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    Boat Poets River Late with MBNA Thames Clippers

    28 Sep 2017

    Celebrating National Poetry Day, the Totally Thames Boat Poets will be taking up a one night residency on the MBNA Thames Clippers, joining a host of other artists for pop up performances inspired by the River Thames. The work of the Boat Poets is in response to a number of residencies on working boats on the River Thames, conducted over Summer 2017.

    Boats will depart from Westminster Pier, and pop up performances will take place from 19:30 onwards. Just pay the standard oyster fare for a Thames Clipper, and get a special pop up performance with your journey.

    The first service departing from Westminster pier after 19:30, and then every stop after this on the same RB1 service – exact timings TBC

    Performance

    View Thames Festival Trust website
  • 13 Oct 2017 Willoughby Memorial Trust - Willoughby Gallery: poetry competition for Lincolnshire schools
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    Willoughby Gallery: poetry competition for Lincolnshire schools

    13 Oct 2017

    A poetry competition on the theme of 'Freedom' or a title of your own choice open to all primary and secondary aged children in Lincolnshire.

    Closing date for entries is Friday 13 October 2017.

    Free, Prize

    View Willoughby Memorial Trust website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Lindum Books - Reading and Signing Paul Sutherland and Robert Etty
    Public events

    Reading and Signing Paul Sutherland and Robert Etty

    28 Sep 2017

    Join us to celebrate National Poetry Day 2017 with readings by local poets Paul Sutherland and Robert Etty. Paul will be reading from his New & Collected Works and Robert will read from his new collection, Passing the Story Down the Line.
    Tickets available at £4 including a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.

    Performance

    View Lindum Books website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Giuditta Amato - Glasgow: poem for your thoughts
    Public events

    Glasgow: poem for your thoughts

    28 Sep 2017

    Poem Share Moment: George's Square, Glasgow. Learn a poem , wear a 'I have a poem for you' sign and be willing to recite it to a perfect stranger for a moment of connection.

    Performance, Free

    View Giuditta Amato website
  • 28 Sep 2017 The Postal Museum - Poetry Postie and the Postal Service of Happiness
    Public events

    Poetry Postie and the Postal Service of Happiness

    28 Sep 2017

    NPD ambassador Sally Crabtree aka The Poetry Postie will be at the Postal Museum in London with her Postal service of Happiness. Become part of the walking stamp collection, hop on the bike and create an instant sing-o-gram or delve in to the post bag for a poetic delivery. A chance also to make your very own Parcel Pet!

    Performance

    View The Postal Museum website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Margaret Holbrook - Poetry trail and Open Mic
    Public events

    Poetry trail and Open Mic

    28 Sep 2017

    There will be a poetry trail around the shops and businesses of Poynton, Cheshire, from the 18th September-2nd October. On the 28th September there will be an Open Mic Event (7pm start)in Poynton library for all to attend.

    Library, Open mic, Exhibition

    View Margaret Holbrook website
  • 28 Sep 2017 London Borough of Hillingdon - Northwood Community Arts: Poetry Workshop with Charlotte Baldwin
    Public events

    Northwood Community Arts: Poetry Workshop with Charlotte Baldwin

    28 Sep 2017

    Poetry workshop with Charlotte Baldwin, published poet and creative writing tutor, in association with Northwood Community Arts, to get your creative juices flowing. Through a series of guided exercises, the session will inspire you to explore your own life experiences in new ways and translate them into rich, image filled poems. Free - booking required as places are limited!

    Free, Library

    View London Borough of Hillingdon website
  • 28 Sep 2017 The Gibberd Garden Trust - Writing The Garden
    Public events

    Writing The Garden

    28 Sep 2017

    After a summer of writers' groups visiting The Gibberd Garden and a Writing Workshop on 11 August, the poems resulting from the inspirational Garden will be read, by the authors, during the evening of 28th September from 7pm. The event, to be held in the Barn Tea Room, will also feature other garden themed poems and music.

    Performance

    View The Gibberd Garden Trust website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Birmingham Poetry Festival - Birmingham Poetry Festival 2017
    Public events

    Birmingham Poetry Festival 2017

    28 Sep 2017

    Birmingham's poetry and spoken word festival returns in September 2017 celebrating the festival's fifth anniversary year. We are also celebrating National Poetry Day and its 'FREEDOM' theme with lots of free poetry and a few free poetry books too.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Birmingham Poetry Festival website
  • 28 Sep 2017 North End Writers, with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust - The Life Rooms with North End Writers & Pauline Rowe
    Public events

    The Life Rooms with North End Writers & Pauline Rowe

    28 Sep 2017

    The Life Rooms, Walton, Liverpool will celebrate poetry all day with service-users and staff of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust as well as guest readers, local residents and writers. Event organised by Poet-in-Residence, Pauline Rowe, supported through our partnership with local charity,North End Writers.

    Performance, Free, Library, Open mic

    View North End Writers, with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Reading the Forest - Speaking the Forest
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    Speaking the Forest

    28 Sep 2017

    Forest of Dean poetry in performance released online throughout the day. Local people - including the writers themselves - will be performing poems that say something about the Forest of Dean. Available online from 8am onwards at www.readingtheforest.co.uk.

    Performance, Free

    View Reading the Forest website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Colchester Institute - Colchester Institute: experimental workshops
    Public events

    Colchester Institute: experimental workshops

    28 Sep 2017

    Experimental workshops with Graphic Arts Students to produce poetry usual a range of visual methods based on Austin Kleon, William Burroughs, Jean Michel Basquiat and Tristan Tzara.

    Performance, Free, Prize, Exhibition

    View Colchester Institute website

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