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  • 08 Oct 2016 Tate - Pop-up Poetry at Tate Britain
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    Pop-up Poetry at Tate Britain

    08 Oct 2016

    Celebrate the age-old relationship between poetry and art at Tate Britain this weekend.

    To celebrate National Poetry Day this Saturday we’ve invited some fantastic poets to perform in front of artworks that resonate with their poetry.

    Special guest poets include Lewis Buxton, Ella Frears, James Massiah, Clare Mulley and Yuan Yang.

    Also look out for our Tate volunteers who will be performing poems in front of related art works.

    Performance, Free

    View Tate website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Eat17 - London: A collaboration with Forest Poets
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    London: A collaboration with Forest Poets

    06 Oct 2016

    To celebrate National Poetry Day and the fantastic talent with have in our local area, we have a number of poems dotted around the store inspired by the local area and produce found in store, written by local poetry group the Forest Poets.

    Exhibition

    View Eat17 website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Sevenoaks Literary Festival - Sevenoaks: An Evening with Lemn Sissay
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    Sevenoaks: An Evening with Lemn Sissay

    06 Oct 2016

    To celebrate the publication of his new book 'Gold from the Stone' Lemn will be speaking and performing at the Sevenoaks Literary Festival.

    Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UL.

    7.30 pm

    Reading, Performance

    View Sevenoaks Literary Festival website
  • 06 Oct 2016 105 radio - Cambridge: Live Poetry on 105 Radio
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    Cambridge: Live Poetry on 105 Radio

    06 Oct 2016

    The Bard of Cambridge interviewed for National Poetry Day on 105 Radio, Cambridge, 10.30 am, cambridge105.fm

    Reading, Free

    View 105 radio website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Glasgow Central Libraries and The Big Issue - National Poetry Day in Glasgow (Buchanan Bus Station)
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    National Poetry Day in Glasgow (Buchanan Bus Station)

    06 Oct 2016

    This year, the world’s greatest celebration of poetry will see a mass outbreak of verse in Glasgow, as Glasgow Libraries team up with The Big Issue to bring poetry to new and unsuspecting audiences and spread the message of the importance of libraries for all.

    Our poetry volunteers, drawn from practising poets and Glasgow Library staff will be bringing live poetry to the streets of Glasgow. Paired up with a Big Issue vendor the groups will gift poetry to customers and passers-by, spreading the power of prose and a love of libraries to commuters, residents and visitors to the city.

    Working with more than 20 Big Issue vendors city-wide, the main event in three venues (Queen Street station, Central Station and Buchanan Bus Station) will culminate in ‘live moments’ during the morning commute, lunch time period and evening rush hour in a bid to engage with the thousands of people who travel through the city’s main bus and train terminals every day.

    These live sessions will pass on the message of poetry and importance of libraries for all through the gifting of National Poetry Day cards in more than 1500 specially created Glasgow Libraries packs, outlining positive benefits of library membership, key reading, information and learning messages, whilst also encouraging people to support Big Issue vendors.

    The social media campaign across Glasgow Life channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be tagged with #nationalpoetryday, and will contain a call to action for users to look out for vendors and performance poets around the city, as well as inviting them to share their favourite poem online either via text or video.

    Performance, Free

    View Glasgow Central Libraries and The Big Issue website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Glasgow Central Libraries and The Big Issue - National Poetry Day in Glasgow (Queen Street Station)
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    National Poetry Day in Glasgow (Queen Street Station)

    06 Oct 2016

    This year, the world’s greatest celebration of poetry will see a mass outbreak of verse in Glasgow, as Glasgow Libraries team up with The Big Issue to bring poetry to new and unsuspecting audiences and spread the message of the importance of libraries for all.

    Our poetry volunteers, drawn from practising poets and Glasgow Library staff will be bringing live poetry to the streets of Glasgow. Paired up with a Big Issue vendor the groups will gift poetry to customers and passers-by, spreading the power of prose and a love of libraries to commuters, residents and visitors to the city.

    Working with more than 20 Big Issue vendors city-wide, the main event in three venues (Queen Street station, Central station and Buchanan Bus station) will culminate in ‘live moments’ during the morning commute, lunch time period and evening rush hour in a bid to engage with the thousands of people who travel through the city’s main bus and train terminals every day.

    These live sessions will pass on the message of poetry and importance of libraries for all through the gifting of National Poetry Day cards in more than 1500 specially created Glasgow Libraries packs, outlining positive benefits of library membership, key reading, information and learning messages, whilst also encouraging people to support Big Issue vendors.

    The social media campaign across Glasgow Life channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be tagged with #nationalpoetryday, and will contain a call to action for users to look out for vendors and performance poets around the city, as well as inviting them to share their favourite poem online either via text or video

    Performance, Free

    View Glasgow Central Libraries and The Big Issue website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Glasgow Central Libraries and The Big Issue - National Poetry Day in Glasgow (Central Station)
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    National Poetry Day in Glasgow (Central Station)

    06 Oct 2016

    This year, the world’s greatest celebration of poetry will see a mass outbreak of verse in Glasgow, as Glasgow Libraries team up with The Big Issue to bring poetry to new and unsuspecting audiences and spread the message of the importance of libraries for all.

    Our poetry volunteers, drawn from practising poets and Glasgow Library staff will be bringing live poetry to the streets of Glasgow. Paired up with a Big Issue vendor the groups will gift poetry to customers and passers-by, spreading the power of prose and a love of libraries to commuters, residents and visitors to the city.

    Working with more than 20 Big Issue vendors city-wide, the main event in three venues (Queen Street station, Central station and Buchanan Bus station) will culminate in ‘live moments’ during the morning commute, lunch time period and evening rush hour in a bid to engage with the thousands of people who travel through the city’s main bus and train terminals every day.

    These live sessions will pass on the message of poetry and importance of libraries for all through the gifting of National Poetry Day cards in more than 1500 specially created Glasgow Libraries packs, outlining positive benefits of library membership, key reading, information and learning messages, whilst also encouraging people to support Big Issue vendors.

    The social media campaign across Glasgow Life channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be tagged with #nationalpoetryday, and will contain a call to action for users to look out for vendors and performance poets around the city, as well as inviting them to share their favourite poem online either via text or video

    Performance, Free

    View Glasgow Central Libraries and The Big Issue website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Chocolate Poetry Club - London: The Chocolate Poetry Club
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    London: The Chocolate Poetry Club

    06 Oct 2016

    The Chocolate Poetry Club is London’s ONLY chocolate themed magic carpet of words; a place for writers, readers and chocolate eaters. This unique showcase featuring page and stage performers has won audiences from around the UK. South London's secret club for 'Writers, Readers and Chocolate Eaters!'

    Starting at 7:30 PM, this night for National Poetry Day will feature Dan Simpson, Maverick & Malachi, and Jake Wild Hall. There is also an open mic portion. Tickets are £7, £5 concessions.

     

    Reading, Performance, Open mic

    View The Chocolate Poetry Club website
  • 01 Jan 1970 BBC Radio Lincolnshire - BBC Lincolnshire Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
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    BBC Lincolnshire Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    01 Jan 1970

    Gemma Baker presents a poem written in the voice of Lincolnshire sausage.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincolnshire) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    View BBC Radio Lincolnshire website
  • 01 Jan 1970 BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - BBC Cambridgeshire Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Cambridgeshire Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    01 Jan 1970

    'Grant Me This' by Fay Roberts is a poem in the voice of the River Cam.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    View BBC Radio Cambridgeshire website
  • 01 Jan 1970 BBC Radio Surrey - BBC Radio Surrey Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Surrey Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    01 Jan 1970

    'I'm the Guildford Guildhall Clock' by Donall Dempsey is a poem in the voice of the Guildhall Clock Tower in Guildford.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    View BBC Radio Surrey website
  • 06 Oct 2016 West Dunbartonshire Libraries - Dalmuir Library: Writing Group and Donny O’Rourke
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    Dalmuir Library: Writing Group and Donny O’Rourke

    06 Oct 2016

    Dalmuir Library’s Writers Group will be reading from their own work at Dalmuir Library from 2.30 pm and will be accompanied by our Reading Champion, Donny O'Rourke. Join Donny and his fellow poets at Clydebank and Dalmuir Library for verse with a ‘message’.

    Performance, Free, Library

    View West Dunbartonshire Libraries website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Enitharmon Editions - London: Limited Editions and Artists’ Books with Enitharmon Press
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    London: Limited Editions and Artists’ Books with Enitharmon Press

    06 Oct 2016

    Home to Enitharmon Press, independent publisher of poetry since the 1960s, our gallery space showcases signed limited editions and signed regular editions of poetry and artists' books.

    We are open from 10am - 6pm and welcome you to browse our carefully curated selection of poetry paperbacks, chapbooks, hardbacks, hand-marbled, hand-made and cloth-bound editions.

    Support an independent poetry press on National Poetry Day!

    Free, Exhibition

    View Enitharmon Editions website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Creative Focus Group Glossop - Glossop: Live Music & Spoken Word
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    Glossop: Live Music & Spoken Word

    06 Oct 2016

    Local poets, authors, a storyteller and musicians will perform to raise funds for adults with learning difficulties

    Venue: The Globe Glossop
    Time 7.45 - 9.45 p.m.

    Free entry - donations invited.

    Performance, Free

    View Creative Focus Group Glossop website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Shropshire Libraries - Oswestry Library: The Everyday Poet Book Launch
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    Oswestry Library: The Everyday Poet Book Launch

    06 Oct 2016

    Come and celebrate National Poetry Day with Emergency Poet, Deb Alma at the launch of her fantastic new anthology The Everyday Poet: Poems to Live by at Oswestry Library.

    Ticket price includes light refreshments. Contact the library to book your place.  £3.00. Starts at 19:30. 

    Performance, Library

    View Shropshire Libraries website
  • 06 Oct 2016 West Dunbartonshire Libraries - Clydebank: Messages with Donny O’Rourke
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    Clydebank: Messages with Donny O’Rourke

    06 Oct 2016

    West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Cultural Services’ Reading Champion, the poet Donny O’Rourke, will be performing a free Poetry Drill at Clydebank Library at 1.45 pm

    Performance, Free, Library

    View West Dunbartonshire Libraries website
  • 06 Oct 2016 City Gate Hotel - Exeter: Indigo Dreams Showcase
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    Exeter: Indigo Dreams Showcase

    06 Oct 2016

    5 Indigo Dreams poets appearing as part of Showcase Tour. Mab Jones, Ben Ray, Simon Williams, Bethany W Pope, Ben Banyard.

    Venue: Poetry Tent outside Exeter Cathedral Refectory, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

    Start: 2pm to 5.30pm

    Admission: free

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View City Gate Hotel website
  • 03 Oct 2016 Tower Poetry - Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2017
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    Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2017

    03 Oct 2016

    Opened Monday 3 October - all UK students, between 16-18, are encouraged to enter the 2017 Christopher Tower poetry competition. This year’s theme is ‘STONE’ and the judges are Sarah Howe and Vahni Capildeo. First prize £3,000; second prize £1,000 and third prize £500. Closing date 17/2/17.

    Prize

    View Tower Poetry website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Botwell Green Library - Hillingdon: Poetry with Esther Osimen
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    Hillingdon: Poetry with Esther Osimen

    06 Oct 2016

    Join artist, speaker & writer Esther Osimen as she returns after last weekends Fun Palace poetry session with another opportunity to discuss your favourite poets and create your own poem. Theme: National Poetry Day Messages

    Reading, Performance, Free, Library

    View Botwell Green Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Y Lolfa community Library - Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen: Share a Poem for National Poetry Day
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    Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen: Share a Poem for National Poetry Day

    06 Oct 2016

    Bring along an English or Welsh poem to share, 7pm, Y Lolfa (Library) GCG, New Road, Gwaun Cae Gurwen.

    Free, Library, Open mic

    View Y Lolfa community Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Broadstone Library - Broadstone Library: Poetry Readings
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    Broadstone Library: Poetry Readings

    06 Oct 2016

    Today's the day to read poetry. Discover the poetry displays in all our libraries and join in our poetry readings at Broadstone Library.

    Free, Library, Open mic

    View Broadstone Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBar - Plymouth: Rhymewarp
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    Plymouth: Rhymewarp

    06 Oct 2016

    Spoken word for spoken nerds. Comedy word-nerdiness, crackpot crowd participation and a platform for aspiring performance poets.

    Expect:
    - Wordy larks from MC Vegas
    - Emerging poets & wordsmiths
    - Crowd-sourced tongue-tomfoolery

    All for less than a drink!

    Show: 8pm. Entry £3

    Performance, Open mic

    View BBar website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Faber & Faber - London: Faber & Faber’s poetry wall
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    London: Faber & Faber’s poetry wall

    06 Oct 2016

    To celebrate National Poetry Day and to launch 'The Map and the Clock', a major new anthology from Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, Faber & Faber will be creating a wall of poetry messages outside their offices in Bloomsbury. Come and add your 'message in a poem' - or simply enjoy reading the poetic musings of others.

    Free

    View Faber & Faber website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio York - BBC Radio York Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio York Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Ousewater' by Hannah Davis is a poem in the voice of the Ouse river which runs through York.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio York website
  • 08 Oct 2016 Winchester poetry Festival - Winchester Poetry Festival: Sasha Dugdale, Iain Galbraith & Karen Leeder
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    Winchester Poetry Festival: Sasha Dugdale, Iain Galbraith & Karen Leeder

    08 Oct 2016

    Sharpen your sabres and rattle your rapiers for this translation duel between two of the UKs top translators of German poetry. Karen Leeder and Iain Galbraith will be reading and discussing their translations of the same German poem.

    12.30pm to 1.30pm
    Price: £8.00, student £5.00 (student only available at Box Office)

    Reading, Performance

    View Winchester poetry Festival website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio West Midlands - BBC Radio West Midlands Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio West Midlands Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'The Castle Up The Beacon' by Esposito Giovanni is a poem in the voice of the Castle on Beacon Hill, in West Midland's Lickey Hills.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio West Midlands website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Wiltshire - BBC Radio Wiltshire Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Wiltshire Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'From the treetops of the Mechanics Institute' by Michael Scott is a poem in the voice of the Mechanics Institute in Swindon.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Wiltshire website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Three Counties - BBC Radio Three Counties Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Three Counties Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    '19th July 1919' by Lee Nelson is a poem in the voice of Luton Town Hall, the original that burnt down in 1919.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Three Counties website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Tees - BBC Radio Tees Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Tees Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Born To Be Here' by Julie Hogg is a poem in the voice of 'Bottle of Notes' Statue in Middlesborough.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

     

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Tees website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Sussex - BBC Radio Sussex Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Sussex Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Pier' by Tommy Sissons is a poem in the voice of the west pier in Brighton, which burnt down in 2003.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Sussex website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Suffolk - BBC Radio Suffolk Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Suffolk Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'A12' by Luke Wright is a poem in the voice of the highway that runs through Suffolk.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Suffolk website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Stoke - BBC Radio Stoke Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Stoke Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Kith and Kiln' by Lisa Mansell is a poem in the voice of Stoke's potbank.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Stoke website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Somerset Hosts - BBC Radio Somerset Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Somerset Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'The Fruit, Not The Phone' by Chris Redmond is a poem in the voice of Somerset's apples and cider.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Somerset Hosts website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Solent - BBC Radio Solent Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Solent Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    Myriam San Marco presents her poem in the voice of the Mary Rose, the recovered ship in Solent.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Solent website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Shropshire - BBC Radio Shropshire Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Shropshire Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'As They Poet' by Mia Cunningham is a poem in the voice of Wenlock Edge.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Shropshire website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Sheffield - BBC Radio Sheffield Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Sheffield Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Women of Steel' by Rachel Bower is a poem in the voice of the Women of Steel statue in Sheffield.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

     

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Sheffield website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Oxford - BBC Radio Oxford Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Oxford Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'The Eagle and the Child' by Lucy Aryton is a poem in the pub, The Eagle and the Child, in Oxford.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Oxford website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Nottingham - BBC Radio Nottingham Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Nottingham Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Goose Fair' by Georgina Wilding is a poem about the Goose Fairs of Nottingham. The Goose Fairs date back to 1400s and originally focused on selling geese and produce. They have since evolved into an annual travelling funfair held at the nearby Forest Recreationg Ground.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Nottingham website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Northampton - BBC Radio Northampton Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Northampton Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'To A Shoe' by Rob Reeves is a poem about Northampton's shoe industry.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Northampton website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Norfolk - BBC Radio Norfolk Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Norfolk Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Thorns: Ironmonger, Tool Merchant' by Helen Ivory is a poem in the voice of Thorn's DIY Store in Norfolk.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

     

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Norfolk website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Newcastle - BBC Radio Newcastle Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Newcastle Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Portrait of His Body As The Tyne' by Anna Woodford is a poem in the voice of Tyne Bridge.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Newcastle website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Merseyside - BBC Radio Merseyside Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Merseyside Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'The Ferry on the Mersey' by Maria Isakova Bennett is a poem in the voice of the ferry on Mersey.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Merseyside website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Manchester - BBC Radio Manchester Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Manchester Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    '(For those of you who don't know)' by Keisha Thompson is a poem in the voice of Nello James Centre in Whalley Range.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Manchester website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio London - BBC Radio London Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio London Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Mr Harry Beck's Immortal Plan!' by Rishi Dastidar is a poem in the voice of London's iconic tube map.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio London website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Leicester - BBC Radio Leicester Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Leicester Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'The Golden Mile' by Akshay Sharma is a poem in the voice of Belgrave Road in Leicester.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Leicester website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Leeds - BBC Radio Leeds hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Leeds hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    Saju Ahmed presents her poem in the voice of the A61 and A53, the major roads in Leeds.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Leeds website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Lancashire - BBC Radio Lancashire hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Lancashire hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Pendle' by Clare Shaw is a poem in the voice of Pendle Hill near Burnley.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Lancashire website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Jersey - BBC Radio Jersey hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Jersey hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    Christian Foley presents his poem in the voice of Jersey's Corbiere Lighthouse.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

     

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Jersey website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Humberside - BBC Radio Humberside hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Humberside hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Beverley Gate' by Jim Higo is a poem in the voice of the Beverley Gate in Hull.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Humberside website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester - BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Squeeze Me' by Heather Wastie is a poem in the voice of cider.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Guernsey - BBC Radio Guernsey hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Guernsey hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    Richard Fleming presents his poem about the Gran'mere monument in Guernsey.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Guernsey website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Gloucestershire - BBC Radio Gloucestershire hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'FAITH AND FIBRE' by Peter Wyton is a poem in the voice of wool churches of Gloucestershire.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Gloucestershire website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Essex - BBC Essex hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Essex hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Romford Dogs' by Maria Ferguson is a poem in the voice of the Romford Dogs of Essex and Greater London.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Essex website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Devon - BBC Devon hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Devon hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Cream Tea Philosophy' by Rob Casey is a poem in the voice of Devon's famous scones.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Devon website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Derby - BBC Radio Derby hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Derby hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Ignite' by Dan Webber is a poem in the voice of the Assembly Rooms in Derby.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Derby website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Cumbria - BBC Radio Cumbria hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Cumbria hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Furness Abbey Speaks' by Kim Moore is a poem in the voice of Furness Abbey, a twelfth-century ruin in Barrow-in-Furness.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

     

    LA14 5SL

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Cumbria website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Cornwall - BBC Radio Cornwall hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Cornwall hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    Megan Chapman presents a poem in the voice of the ocean, looking back at the Cornish coast.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Cornwall website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire - BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'I Am Jaguar' by Anthony Owen is a poem in the voice of Browns Lane which was home to world famous Jaguar Car Factory

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets. Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Kent - BBC Radio Kent Hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Kent Hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Lit by fire, North Foreland Lighthouse' is a poem by Maggie Harris about the North Foreland Lighthouse by Broadstairs.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Kent website
  • 06 Oct 2016 View BBC Radio Cambridgeshire website - BBC Radio Cambridge hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Cambridge hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Grant Me This' by Fay Roberts is a poem in the voice of Cambridge's river Cam.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoets. Each poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View View BBC Radio Cambridgeshire website website
  • 09 Oct 2016 Penarth Literature Festival - Penarth: Poems and Pints, hosted by Phil Carradice
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    Penarth: Poems and Pints, hosted by Phil Carradice

    09 Oct 2016

    To close out this year’s Festival, local author Phil Carradice will once again be hosting our popular Poems and Pints evening. The evening gives anyone who wants to the chance to perform. It doesn’t matter if your work is serious or funny, for children or adults; this is your opportunity to deliver a poem you love. It can be your own work or your favourite poem written by someone else.

    Performance, Open mic

    View Penarth Literature Festival website
  • 08 Oct 2016 National Library of Wales - Aberystwyth: The Conran Poetry Chorus
    Public events

    Aberystwyth: The Conran Poetry Chorus

    08 Oct 2016

    The Conran Poetry Chorus are pleased to announce the following performance to celebrate the publication of Three Symphonies by the late Tony Conran as an Agenda Edition. The group will present selections from Tony Conran’s final poem symphonies, using recitation, song, instrumental music, choral speaking and more to create a vibrant performance. Conran was an original, modernist poet whose voice reflected the celebratory and social role of the Welsh poetry of which he was a major translator. He described poetry as ‘a dance of the vocal chords and the mouth, which only really comes alive when you hear it and see it. For more information, visit: www.tonyconran.cymru / www.agendapoetry.co.uk

    Performance

    View National Library of Wales website
  • 03 Oct 2016 The Questors and Pitshanger Poets - Ealing, London: Giving Voice to our Poets
    Public events

    Ealing, London: Giving Voice to our Poets

    03 Oct 2016

    A one night event to celebrate many of the published and unpublished poets from the Questors Theatre. These have been selected from over 100 entries and will be read by a variety of voices. All proceeds will benefit QReNew, the Questors' renewal and refurbishment fund. Tickets only £5 on the door. 7:45 PM.

    Reading, Performance, Prize

    View The Questors and Pitshanger Poets website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Live from Worktown - Bolton: Workshop at Waterstones
    Public events

    Bolton: Workshop at Waterstones

    06 Oct 2016

    Free writing workshop on this year's theme of 'Messages'for anyone interested in poetry, whether old, young, experienced or beginner. Organised by Live from Worktown and led by Dave Morgan and Jodie Smith Richardson. From 11.00 -1.00 on Thursday 6 October at Waterstone's, Deansgate, Bolton.

    Free

    View Live from Worktown website
  • 23 Oct 2016 Stratford Poetry Group - Stratford: Sunday ARTernoon
    Public events

    Stratford: Sunday ARTernoon

    23 Oct 2016

    Stratford Poetry group invite you to a Sunday ARTernoon:

    Music, poetry performance, Open mic.
    Sunday 23 of October 2016
    Stratford library, 3 the grove, E15
    13.30 to 16.30
    Free entrance, free refreshment, family welcome.

    Performance, Free, Library, Open mic

    View Stratford Poetry Group website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Big Blake Project - Bognor Regis: Blake’s Salon
    Public events

    Bognor Regis: Blake’s Salon

    06 Oct 2016

    Free poetry and spoken word Open Mic night with special guest poet. Free.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Big Blake Project website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Tate Britain - Tate Britain, London: Artists and Poetry free guided tours
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    Tate Britain, London: Artists and Poetry free guided tours

    06 Oct 2016

    Explore the links between artists and poetry with our free guided tours at 11:00, 12:00 14:00 and 15:00 at Tate Britain.

    Free

    View Tate Britain website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Borough of Poole - Poole: Poetry Readings
    Public events

    Poole: Poetry Readings

    06 Oct 2016

    Today's the day to read poetry. Discover the poetry displays in all our libraries and join in our poetry readings at these libraries:

    Hamworthy Library: Thursday 6 October, 10am - 12 midday

    Broadstone Library: Thursday 6 October, 11am - 12 midday

    Rossmore Library: Thursday 6 October, 11am - 1pm

    Canford Cliffs Library: Friday 7 October, 2-3pm

    Branksome Library: Tuesday 11 October, 11am-12 midday

    Free, Open mic

    View Borough of Poole website
  • 15 Oct 2016 Bilston Writers - Bilston Library, Wolverhampton: “Messages” Workshop
    Public events

    Bilston Library, Wolverhampton: “Messages” Workshop

    15 Oct 2016

    Jane Seabourne, local poet, will lead a 2 hour writing session of poetry and prose.
    It takes place at Bilston Library, Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton WV14 7LU from 11am- 1 pm. It is free. Lots of ideas about 'Messages' to stimulate your writing.

    Free

    View Bilston Writers website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights - Bath: The Amazing Poetry Machine at Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights
    Public events

    Bath: The Amazing Poetry Machine at Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights

    06 Oct 2016

    Welcome to the Poetry Machine! I create personalised Pay As You Feel poems before your very eyes. You'll find me at festivals, bookshops, birthday parties, local fairs and the occasional steam train. Give me a word and get a unique typewritten poem to take away for gift or keepsake. Any word goes - from carrot to astronaut, chocolate cake to dystopia, bumble bee to Brexit...

    So follow the sound of tapping keys
    and discover your poem at Mr B's!

    Performance, Free

    View Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights - Bath: Mr B’s Stanza Bonanza reads Kei Miller
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    Bath: Mr B’s Stanza Bonanza reads Kei Miller

    06 Oct 2016

    Mr B's Stanza Bonanza is the poetry reading group of Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. We meet monthly at the Salamander pub on John Street in Bath, to share in pints and verses.

    In October, to celebrate National Poetry Day, we'll be reading Kei Miller's 'A Light Song of Light'. Copies of the book are available at the shop with a 10% discount. The group is free to attend, but please send an email to jess@mrnsemporium.com if you're planning to attend. See you there!

    Reading, Free

    View Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Living With Integrity Group, Parish Church of St John the Evangelist, Waterbeach - Waterbeach: Poems in the Kitchen
    Public events

    Waterbeach: Poems in the Kitchen

    06 Oct 2016

    An all-day drop-in for all ages across and from local communities on Fen Edge/Cambridge suburbs. We have been running since 2013 to share the fun, challenge and discussion around poetry as a way, also, to raise funds for Medecins Sans Frontiere's work in the Middle East and Mediterranean. http://stjohns-waterbeach.org.uk/living-with-integrity/ Whatever we do or don't believe in, we believe in Poetry!! [And I want my big kitchen to be of service...]

    Free, Open mic

    View Living With Integrity Group, Parish Church of St John the Evangelist, Waterbeach website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Aik Saath - Together As One - Slough: Empoword
    Public events

    Slough: Empoword

    06 Oct 2016

    Join us in marking National Poetry Day at The Curve with spoken word performances as diverse as Slough itself. 6:00.

    Performance, Free

    View Aik Saath - Together As One website
  • 12 Oct 2016 Apples and Snakes - Goldsmiths, London: One Stage At A Time
    Partner events

    Goldsmiths, London: One Stage At A Time

    12 Oct 2016

    Launch of poetry website for people affected by cancer on Oct 6 www.onestageatatime.co.uk

    Scratch performance of poetry show about breast cancer by Aoife Mannix 5pm Oct 12 Goldsmiths Writers Centre, RHB 137, Ground Floor of main building in Goldsmiths. In partnership with Apples and Snakes. Supported by Arts Council England

    Performance

    View Apples and Snakes website
  • 08 Oct 2016 Penarth Literature Festival - Penarth: Tony Curtis with Amy Wack
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    Penarth: Tony Curtis with Amy Wack

    08 Oct 2016

    Tony will be reading from his latest collection, From the Fortunate Isles: New & Selected Poems, published to celebrate his 70th birthday. This landmark book features poems from ten of his previous collections, in addition to a substantial number of new poems: marking a career in poetry fifty years in duration. This is a poet whose themes and variations remain consistent: a deep affection for his roots in West Wales, tender attachments to family, a profound interest in the wars of the last century, and an abiding fascination for all art forms, particularly painting and poetry.

    This event will be hosted by fellow poet Amy Wack. Amy was born in Florida and educated at San Diego and Columbia universities, but now lives in Cardiff. Since 1992, Amy has been Poetry Editor at Seren, Wales’ leading independent literary publisher and the imprint of Poetry Wales Press.

    Date: October 8, 2016
    Time: 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)
    Venue: Waterloo Tea
    Cost: £5

    Performance

    View Penarth Literature Festival website
  • 08 Oct 2016 Lyrix Organix - The Roundhouse, London: UnFold
    Public events

    The Roundhouse, London: UnFold

    08 Oct 2016

    As part of Roundhouse Rising festival, the critically acclaimed Lyrix Organix presents a headline show of UnFold.

    Featuring: Toby Thompson, Sarah Eliza
    Introducing: Laurie Ogden, Kieron Rennie, Asma Elbadawi & Left Andz plus special guests.
    With Support: Ayelle & special guests including Spit the Atom (Roundhouse Resident Artists)

    These are the voices of our future. A rare full collective performance that shines a light on exceptional young poets and rappers, in collaboration with the London String Collective. Independent, crowdfunded and spellbinding.

    Following acclaimed performances at Kings Place Festival, Dalston Roof Park and TEDxBrixton, UnFold joins the dots between performance poetry, contemporary classical, literature, visual art and digital animation.

    The EP and live performances are accompanied by a limited edition box set of poetry books. The live show will be followed by an artist signing.

    Performance

    View Lyrix Organix website
  • 03 Oct 2016 Crickhowell Literary Festival - Crickhowell: Paul Henry with Brian Briggs, The Glass Aisle
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    Crickhowell: Paul Henry with Brian Briggs, The Glass Aisle

    03 Oct 2016

    Paul Henry shares extracts from his long poem-in-progress, inspired by a stretch of the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal above Crickhowell. He’ll perform song adaptations of ‘The Glass Aisle’, composed with Stornoway singer-songwriter, Brian Briggs. The event will also include, from ‘Boy Running’, poems rooted in the surrounding landscape.

    Paul Henry is a leading UK poet. Based in Crickhowell and originally a songwriter, his most recent book, Boy Running, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2016. A Writing Fellow at the University of South Wales, Paul has also presented programmes for BBC Radio Wales, Radio 3 and Radio 4.

    ‘The Glass Aisle’ is supported by an Arts Council of Wales ‘Creative Wales Award’

    Performance

    View Crickhowell Literary Festival website
  • 30 Sep 2016 Waterloo Teahouse - Cardiff: Poetry Experiment
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    Cardiff: Poetry Experiment

    30 Sep 2016

    Poetry reading and discussion featuring Josh Robinson, Julia Rose Lewis, Wanda O'Connor and Ailbhe Darcy, with refreshments available for purchase https://cardiffpoetryexperiment.wordpress.com/

    Performance

    View Waterloo Teahouse website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Wokingham Borough Libraries - Wokingham Library: National Poetry Day Readings
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    Wokingham Library: National Poetry Day Readings

    06 Oct 2016

    Wokingham Library Poetry group members read from their own work to celebrate National Poetry Day. Free. 6:45 - 8:00.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View Wokingham Borough Libraries website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre - Oxford: Post a Poem
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    Oxford: Post a Poem

    06 Oct 2016

    Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre (based at Oxford Brookes University) will be handing out postcards with poems attached to students, staff, and visitors, encouraging them to post a poem to someone they think needs poetry in their mailbox!

    Free

    View Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Live from Worktown - Bolton Central Library: Open Mic
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    Bolton Central Library: Open Mic

    06 Oct 2016

    An opportunity to read your own poems, share your favourites, or just listen. Free and informal, the event will be hosted by Paul Blackburn and John Crook from 2.30-4.00pm. Courtesy of Bolton Libraries and Museum Service

    Performance, Free, Library, Open mic

    View Live from Worktown website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library - Newcastle: Pop-In Poetry
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    Newcastle: Pop-In Poetry

    06 Oct 2016

    Local poets are invited to drop in at the library between 12.00 and 18.00 to read poetry in any language or dialect.
    Let's celebrate the word.

    Performance, Free, Library, Open mic

    View Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Waterstones - Berkhamsted Watersones: Caroline Smith, Graham Clifford, Rosie Shepperd
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    Berkhamsted Watersones: Caroline Smith, Graham Clifford, Rosie Shepperd

    06 Oct 2016

    Come and celebrate National Poetry Day, 6 October, at Berkhamsted Waterstones with an evening of poetry readings, starting at 6:30pm, featuring:

    Caroline Smith
    Author of The Immigration Handbook, which weaves together stories heard every day in Smith’s work as an Immigration Caseworker

    Graham Clifford
    Whose debut, The Hitting Game, contains poems full of unexpected dramas and fresh enchantments that provoke as well as delight.

    Rosie Shepperd
    Whose debut collection, The Man at the Corner Table, crackles with the unexpected, tempting the reader with sensual evocations of food and place.

    Each poet will read from their latest collection, as well as reading a couple of poems by their favourite poets. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Tickets are £4, book now by calling Berkhamsted Waterstones: 01442 879663

    Reading, Performance

    View Waterstones website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Bristol - BBC Radio Bristol hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Bristol hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'Portland Square' by Malaika Kegode is a poem in the voice of Bristol's iconic Eighteenth Century square, near St. Pauls Bristol.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Bristol website
  • 06 Oct 2016 DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum - Poems at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum
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    Poems at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

    06 Oct 2016

    Experience the humble beginnings of the controversial writer who scandalised the literary establishment. Visit this authentically recreated miner’s cottage, birthplace of world renowned Nottinghamshire author D.H. Lawrence, then explore the surrounding countryside, which inspired his work.  This charming, award-winning museum also features his original water colour paintings and his headstone! We’ll talk through selected extracts of poems on the museum tours for one day only to celebrate National Poetry Day, come and learn more about Lawrence’s life through his writing!

    Open TuesdaySaturday 10am-4pm
    Booking advised, as the museum only accepts 8 people per tour (as we are small but perfect!), reserve your space by phone(0115 917 3824)

    Adults £6.90, Conc. £5.10, Junior £3.30 (Tours at 11.15 & 2.30pm). Our admission is by guided tour only, so you can have the best experience possible!

    Postcode NG16 3AW
    Pay & Display Parking nearby

     

    View DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Sir E Scott School - Pet poetry celebration
    Workshops

    Pet poetry celebration

    06 Oct 2016

    Sir E Scott School (Year 8) class are celebrating National Poetry Day by composing poems on their pets!

    Performance

    View Sir E Scott School website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Ards and North Down Borough Council - Bangor: Patchwork – Book Launch
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    Bangor: Patchwork – Book Launch

    06 Oct 2016

    Everyone is invited to the launch of 'Patchwork', a collection of poetry and pictures by Gerry Miller.

    This is Gerry Miller's third collection of poetry. Many of the poems are accompanied by photographs and pictures. Come to the launch and hear selected readings by Gerry Miller, with the Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council in attendance.

    2-2.30pm
    North Down Museum, Bangor, Northern Ireland,

    Performance, Free

    View Ards and North Down Borough Council website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Bank Street Arts - Sheffield: Place Waste Dissent
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    Sheffield: Place Waste Dissent

    06 Oct 2016

    Paul Hawkins will be reading from his alternative poetry/collage book, Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press) during his exhibition of prints from the book, part of his short residency with bank Street Arts & SIX Project Space, Sheffield.

    Thursday October 6th 18:00 - 20:00

    Performance, Free, Exhibition

    View Bank Street Arts website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Williamwood High School Library - Pottery Poetry
    Workshops

    Pottery Poetry

    06 Oct 2016

    Williamwood High School pupils will be asked to create concrete poems from random pages ripped from the guts of old Harry Potter novels.

    Organised by the Williamwood High School Library.

    Free, Library, Prize

    View Williamwood High School Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Pamis - Dundee: Voice and Visuals
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    Dundee: Voice and Visuals

    06 Oct 2016

    The launch of an online forum where family carers throughout Scotland can have access to the fantastic voice and visuals sessions that take place monthly in Dundee.

    These sessions allow time and space for the creativity of the spoken word and visual art.

    Voice and Visuals - invites us in
    Creating space, supporting our Family Carers
    Making an appointment with the self.
    Listening to the voice of the carer.
    Developing sensitively and inspiring others.
    Offering a resource for family carer community.

    Pamis will be launching the voice and visions online platform that will allow people to connect remotely should they wish

    Free

    View Pamis website
  • 06 Oct 2016 SoapBox - Ipswich: SoapBox National Poetry Day
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    Ipswich: SoapBox National Poetry Day

    06 Oct 2016

    SoapBox is proud to be hosting our first ever National Poetry Day gig, joining a UK wide programme of events celebrating the written and spoken word.

    We have been running poetry and spoken word events for over a decade and are really excited to be holding the biggest poetry gig Ipswich has ever seen. Poetry means so much to SoapBox so its a pleasure to curate an evening of wordy fun to applaud our talented local writers. We have some complete newcomers, doing their first ever gig (which is awesome) and a whole heap of seasoned professional poets. All styles and levels of experience are welcome.

    We will be offering up a few open mic spots for you to join the bill, which will only be bookable on the night. One poem each please. Covers and originals equally welcome.

    Amy SoapBox will be playing a specially curated poetry themed DJ set, playing tunes from artists like Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, SaltPeter, Hollie McNish, Gil Scott-Heron, Tom Waits and more.

    Starts at 7pm - So please come and be there for the begining of this remarkable event.

    Proudly brought to you by www.getonthesoapbox.co.uk

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View SoapBox website
  • 06 Oct 2016 South Wirral High School - National Poetry Week
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    National Poetry Week

    06 Oct 2016

    As next week is National Poetry week we are supporting the drive to encourage the reading and sharing of poetry as it is a key factor in English G.C.S.E. and an area our students struggle in.

    Our teachers have been asked to:

    Share their favourite poem
    Share a poem connected to their subject
    Join in Jane Edwards' poetry competition on Moodle (and display the book spine poem in your classroom)
    Set out the lesson objectives as an acrostic!
    Share a fab Youtube clip
    Get the students to summarise their learning in a poem!

    Performance, Library

    View South Wirral High School website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BBC Radio Berkshire - BBC Radio Berkshire hosts #BBCLocalPoets
    BBC Local Radio

    BBC Radio Berkshire hosts #BBCLocalPoets

    06 Oct 2016

    'The Oracle' by Claire Dyre is a poem in the voice of The Oracle shopping centre in Reading.

    The 40 stations of BBC local radio are marking National Poetry Day by each broadcasting a poem commissioned from 40 #BBCLocalPoetsEach poet has adopted the voice of a characteristic local landmark or mascot: from Lincolnshire sausage (Gemma Baker, BBC Radio Lincoln) to Essex’s infamous A12 (Luke Wright, BBC Radio Suffolk).

    Tune into your local BBC radio station to hear these on National Poetry Day.

    This is a joint project between BBC Local Radio, the Forward Arts Foundation, and Apples and Snakes.

    Performance, Free

    View BBC Radio Berkshire website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Tonbridge School - Carolyn Oulton: Accidental Fruit
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    Carolyn Oulton: Accidental Fruit

    06 Oct 2016

    Professor Carolyn Oulton giving workshop and poetry reading for students, reading from new collection 'Accidental Fruit'.

    Performance, Free

    View Tonbridge School website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Blackwell's - Oxford: A Poetry Reading with Arabella Currie
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    Oxford: A Poetry Reading with Arabella Currie

    06 Oct 2016

    We'll be joined by Arabella Currie and Hurst Street Press for a reading from their latest publication, 'The Divers'. FREE to attend with complimentary refreshments. Thursday 6th October at 3pm.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View Blackwell's website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation - London: Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation Rebecca Taber Paintings
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    London: Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation Rebecca Taber Paintings

    06 Oct 2016

    We are delighted to invite you to a special exhibition of paintings and drawings by the distinguished artist Rebecca Taber which have been inspired by the lives and poetry of the two French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. This private view has been timed to celebrate National Poetry Day.

    Exhibition of drawings and paintings by distinguished artist Rebecca Taber
    Supported by the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation
    6-9pm on Thursday 6th October (National Poetry Day)
    at the Proud Archivist Gallery
    Unit V Reliance Wharf, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET

     

    Free, Exhibition

    View Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation website
  • 03 Oct 2016 Spread the Word - The announcement of the Young People’s Laureate for London 2016/17
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    The announcement of the Young People’s Laureate for London 2016/17

    03 Oct 2016

    Spread the Word will be announcing the Young People's Laureate for London 2016-2017. The new Young People’s Laureate for London will be an advocate for young people in London. They will work to create opportunities for young writers across the city and raise the visibility of poetry in the capital.

    Performance

    View Spread the Word website
  • 28 Sep 2016 The Poetry School - Instagram it with a poem
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    Instagram it with a poem

    28 Sep 2016

    The Poetry School presents...'Instagram it with a poem'

    On October 6th, it's National Poetry Day 2016, the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical. The theme for this year is 'Messages', so we've asked a generous handful of our Poetry School tutors for a poem with a message to share with the world.

    In the week leading up to NPD, we'll be posting a fresh, inspiring, thoughtful poem by one our tutors every single day.

    Follow us on Instagram on @thepoetryschool or Twitter on @poetryschool to join in.

    Free

    View The Poetry School website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Blackpool Council - Blackpool Central Library: Messages
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    Blackpool Central Library: Messages

    06 Oct 2016

    Join Vita, Live Poets and Poetry People in celebrating National Poetry Day.

    1.30 - 4pm @ Blackpool Central Library

    FREE EVENT
    £1 Refreshments

    Hope to see you there!

    Performance, Free, Library

    View Blackpool Council website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Wirral Libraries/Red Squirrel Press - Wallasey Central Library: NPD Readings
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    Wallasey Central Library: NPD Readings

    06 Oct 2016

    North West England triple book launch by Red Squirrel Press poets David J Costello, Sheila Templeton and Angela Topping at Wallasey Central Library, Earlston Road, Wallsey, 6pm to 7:30pm.
    Free event
    Complimentary refreshments provided by Friends of Wallasey Central Library.

    Performance, Free, Library

    View Wirral Libraries/Red Squirrel Press website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Chaplaincy/volunteers - Prison poetry workshop
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    Prison poetry workshop

    06 Oct 2016

    If Poems workshop at HMP Wormwood Scrubs. Fourth in a series arranged especially to co-incide with NPD. Especially for students in the English and Literacy classes at the prison, with support from Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners and people in secure units.

    Free

    View Chaplaincy/volunteers website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Shrewsbury Poetry - Old Post Office Pub: Shrewsbury Poetry
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    Old Post Office Pub: Shrewsbury Poetry

    06 Oct 2016

    Our regular first Thursdays of the month event at the Old Post Office pub, Milk Street, Shrewsbury starting at 7.30pm. Featuring Jonathan Day and Jeff Phelps, with Carol Caffrey, Ruth Cameron, Kate Howe, Beverly Fry, Ted Eames, Ruthie Lowe

    Performance, Free

    View Shrewsbury Poetry website
  • 06 Sep 2016 OWF Press - Otley: “Half Moon: Poems about Pubs” Launch Party
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    Otley: “Half Moon: Poems about Pubs” Launch Party

    06 Sep 2016

    Poets whose works are in the new anthology from OWF Press celebrate the launch of'Half Moon: poems about pubs'. 'Poems that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you thirsty.' With live music from local folk group Summercross.

    At the Horse and Farrier, Bridge Street, Otley. 19:30-22:00

    Performance, Free

    View OWF Press website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Hartlepool Borough Libraries - Hartlepool Central Library: Pass On A Poem
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    Hartlepool Central Library: Pass On A Poem

    06 Oct 2016

    Pass on a Poem is all about shharing a love of poetry. Come along and share a poem with us - the rules are simple: you can read a poem by any published poet, as long as it is not written by yourself! Send your poem choice (marked FAO Denise) to the library by 3rd Oct to be included in the reading list. Readers and listeners welcome!

    Free, Library

    View Hartlepool Borough Libraries website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Mundella Primary School - Ping Pong Poetry
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    Ping Pong Poetry

    06 Oct 2016

    We will begin the day with year 6 children writing the first stanza of a poem, then the poem will be passed to the next year group and will ping pong its way around the school throughout the day so that the whole school co-create a poem to be shared at the end of the day in a school assembly.

    View Mundella Primary School website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Bradford Libraries - Bradford Libraries: Gordon Bottomley, Keighley’s neglected poet and playwright
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    Bradford Libraries: Gordon Bottomley, Keighley’s neglected poet and playwright

    06 Oct 2016

    To celebrate National Poetry Day on October 6th, well-known author and historian, Ian Dewhirst MBE, will be giving a talk: ‘Gordon Bottomley, Keighley’s neglected poet and playwright’, in Keighley Local Studies library.

    Born in Keighley in 1874, Gordon Bottomley was an important figure in the poetry movement before and during the First World War and one of the most influential literary figures to have been born in Keighley.

    Over the years, Mr Dewhirst has made a special study of Gordon Bottomley, for whom he has a great deal of admiration, and we are fortunate that this renowned raconteur has agreed to share his knowledge in this unique talk to be held at Keighley Library.

    This event will begin at 11.00am. Admission is free and all are welcome.

    Free, Library

    View Bradford Libraries website
  • 01 Oct 2016 iLiterature - St Peter’s Church, London: Children’s Poetry Show with Poldark’s Beatie Edney and Allie Esiri
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    St Peter’s Church, London: Children’s Poetry Show with Poldark’s Beatie Edney and Allie Esiri

    01 Oct 2016

    Saturday October 1st
    12:15pm to 1:00pm
    St Peter's Church, Kensington Park Road, London W11 2PN

    Allie Esiri will introduce poems from her new anthology A Poem for Every Night of the Year and guests including actress Beatie Edney - Prudie in BBC's Poldark - and Juliet Cowan, star of CBBC's The Sarah Jane Adventures will entertain the audience in the fabulous setting of St Peter's Church.

    Tickets cost £5 (£2 concessions)
    All money going to the restoration of the church's famous yellow facade.

    Performance

    View iLiterature website
  • 01 Jan 1970 Poetry Olympics - London: John Hegley, Michael Horovitz, Molly Parkin, and More
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    London: John Hegley, Michael Horovitz, Molly Parkin, and More

    01 Jan 1970

    Jazz/Poetry Superjam is presented to you at The Pheasantry by the Poetry Olympics. Poets will read their poems to jazz music, including John Begley, Michael Horovitz, Molly Parkin, Steven Berkoff, Peter Lemer (piano), Hank Earl (sax), Vanessa Vie, Mahmood Jamal, and more guests.

    Tickets £15, and available from pizzaexpresslive.com.

    Doors open 6:30 for 7:30 start.

    Reading, Performance

    View Poetry Olympics website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Heron Corn Mill - Heron Corn Mill: Stevie Smith
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    Heron Corn Mill: Stevie Smith

    06 Oct 2016

    Join us at Heron Corn Mill at 1:00 PM this National Poetry day, as we celebrate the life and works of the late poet and novelist Stevie Smith! Born in Hull in 1902, Smiths work is often very humorous and explores common themes such as myth and legend through absurd vignettes, which were usually drawn from her view of middle-class British life. So come to this FREE event as we host an audio and visual celebration that will include recordings of her poems read by Glenda Jackson, and a special one-off screening of the biographical film ‘Stevie’ staring Jackson in the title role.

    Performance, Free

    View Heron Corn Mill website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Carcanet Press - John Rylands Library: Archive Hour, Visible Voices
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    John Rylands Library: Archive Hour, Visible Voices

    06 Oct 2016

    Join us for the second in Carcanet's series of inspiring Archive Hour talks at the beautiful John Rylands Library

    Former Head of Conservation at the British Library, Nicolas Barker will lead us on an exhilarating journey through the changing face of poetry through the ages. Drawing upon his recent Carcanet book, Visible Voices, Barker will trace the development of poetry from an oral tradition to the Ancient pictograms of the Near East, Medieval European manuscripts to the innovations of modernism and beyond.

    Free but booking required.

    Reading, Free, Library

    View Carcanet Press website
  • 22 Sep 2016 Red Poets - Cardiff: Red Poets #22 Launch
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    Cardiff: Red Poets #22 Launch

    22 Sep 2016

    Join various Red Poets for the launch of their new magazine.

    Entry £5 which includes a copy of the magazine. For further info email: mjenkins1927@gmail.com

    Reading

    View Red Poets website
  • 03 Oct 2016 The Capel - Capel: Poetry Open Mic
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    Capel: Poetry Open Mic

    03 Oct 2016

    Open mic night with readings by Jeremy Hooker.

    All are welcome to share their words and music in a friendly family-run pub in relaxed company.

    Julie Pritchard creator and host of Poetry open mic at the Capel: pritchardjulie5@gmail.com | 07512235758

    Free, Open mic

    View The Capel website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The John Hewitt Society - Armagh City Library: Kate Newmann & Iggy McGovern
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    Armagh City Library: Kate Newmann & Iggy McGovern

    06 Oct 2016

    The City Chapter in association with the John Hewitt Society invites you to celebrate National Poetry Day in Armagh City Library with Kate Newmann & Iggy McGovern. 7:30, Free.

    Performance, Free, Library

    View The John Hewitt Society website
  • 01 Oct 2016 Cumbria Libraries - Cumbria Libraries Poetry Competition 2016
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    Cumbria Libraries Poetry Competition 2016

    01 Oct 2016

    The theme of National Poetry Day this year is ‘Messages’. Cumbria Libraries are joining in the fun of National Poetry Day and running an exciting competition for children across the county. Write a poem, sending a message to your favourite author or character from a book, and the winning entry in each category will receive a £50 book voucher.

    There are two categories – Under 8s and Over 8s.

    Top Tips:

    Write to your favourite character. This might be Hermione Granger from Harry Potter or The BFG. What would you like to tell them or what you would like to ask them?
    Write to your favourite character at a crucial point in their story and warn them about what is going to happen!
    Write to your favourite author – maybe you can give them an idea for their next book or suggest an alternative ending for a story that you’ve read!
    Write to your favourite author or character and invite them to your home town. You’ll have to make it sound appealing. What activities would you do with them and what sights would you take them to see in your local area?
    Imagine you are on holiday and send a postcard to your favourite author or character.

    Library

    View Cumbria Libraries website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Oundle Library - Oundle Library: Say it with a poem
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    Oundle Library: Say it with a poem

    06 Oct 2016

    Poetry readings by the Oundle U3A Poetry Group at Oundle Library. A free event, and free to join in!

    Performance, Free, Library

    View Oundle Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Sarah Larkin - Poetry Club
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    Poetry Club

    06 Oct 2016

    Just bring yourself and a poem on the Poetry Day theme of Messages.The poem can be yours or someone else's.
    From 7.30pm, for an 8pm start, at: 145 Park Road, Crouch End N8 8JN.

    Free event. Refreshments provided.

    Free, Open mic

    View Sarah Larkin website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Explore Libraries and Archives - York Explore: National Poetry Day
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    York Explore: National Poetry Day

    06 Oct 2016

    Join us for National Poetry Day 2016 as we flood York Explore with poetry!

    National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart, and has engaged millions of people across the country reading, writing and listening to poetry. The theme for National Poetry Day 2016 is Messages and Explore will be linking our celebration to Big City Read 2016

    12.00pm – 4.30pm Poetry Platform: Live poetry performance and readings by some of Yorkshire's finest poets - Doreen Gurrey, Cora Greenhill, Andy Humphrey, Joanna Ezekiel, Pauline Kirk, Hilary Jenkins, Henry Raby, Rose Drew, Simon Currie, Jenny Hill, John Foggin, Nick Boreham, Mary Ann Dearlove, Phil Connolly, Kate Garrett, Patrick Lodge, Bernie Cullen, Will Kemp and John Gilham. Drop in or stay all day!

    12.00pm - 4.30pm Poetry Online - Discover a wealth of poetry resources including the Poetry Archive, War Poets online,

    1.30pm
    ‘Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary' from Donaldson’s Dairy…a special rhyming storytime for under fives.

    4.30pm – 5.30pm
    Pass on a Poem. We'll be reading and discussing poems by Alice Oswald, Dan O'Brien, Tony Harrison and others on the themes of war, loss and protest. Tea and cake will be available. Drop-in.

    Performance, Free, Library

    View Explore Libraries and Archives website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Poetry Can - Bristol: Matthew Caley, Rosie Jackson, David Briggs, Rachel Boast
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    Bristol: Matthew Caley, Rosie Jackson, David Briggs, Rachel Boast

    06 Oct 2016

    A showcase reading with Matthew Caley, Rosie Jackson, David Briggs, and Rachel Boast.

    This is part of Bristol Poetry Festival 2016 (1st to 15th Oct)

    7:30 - £8.

    Performance

    View Poetry Can website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Poetry Society - London Transport Museum: Poetry in the Piazza
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    London Transport Museum: Poetry in the Piazza

    06 Oct 2016

    Come along to a pop-up Poetry Garden, outside the main entrance of London Transport Museum, to celebrate National Poetry Day 2016.

    We will be exploring this year’s theme of ‘Messages’, inviting visitors to write their own messages, indulge in some word-play, flick through poetry books and even listen to a poem recital or two!

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View The Poetry Society website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Acarloadofpoets Hull collective event - Hull: National Poetry Day
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    Hull: National Poetry Day

    06 Oct 2016

    A full day and night of Hull and regional poets and poetry groups collaborating as one to celebrate poetry and the spoken word from 10am to 10pm.

    Two stages one @kardomah94 one at Hull central Library 1-4pm with a special performance evening with Louise Fazakerley, Toria Garbutt, Stan Skinny and many of Hulls finest poets.

    Tickets @eventbrite. Supported by the James Reckitt Trust in aid of Butterflies Charity. Contact Ian Winter.

    Performance, Free, Library, Open mic

    View Acarloadofpoets Hull collective event website
  • 04 Oct 2016 Gerrards Cross Community Library - Gerrards Cross: Poetry Reading with Sheila Webb
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    Gerrards Cross: Poetry Reading with Sheila Webb

    04 Oct 2016

    11.00am till midday, Sheila Webb will be performing readings of her poetry. Sheila will talk about her lifelong association with poetry from a child through her teaching career and beyond. Free.

    Performance, Free, Library

    View Gerrards Cross Community Library website
  • 05 Oct 2016 Shaftesbury Fringe Festival - Shaftesbury: Speakeasy
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    Shaftesbury: Speakeasy

    05 Oct 2016

    Shaftesbury Fringe festival would like to invite you to a Speakeasy to help celebrate National Poetry Day this October.

    Bring a poem in your pocket. There will be plenty of willing readers on hand to perform for unbrave poetry lovers.

    7pm. Free.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Shaftesbury Fringe Festival website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Bewdley Bards - Bewdley: Pop Up Poetry
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    Bewdley: Pop Up Poetry

    06 Oct 2016

    Bewdley Bards reading poetry throughout the day with a local flavour in Load Street, Bewdley.

    Performance, Free

    View Bewdley Bards website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Front Room - Southsea: The Front Room Words, National Poetry Day Special
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    Southsea: The Front Room Words, National Poetry Day Special

    06 Oct 2016

    A tightly-packed FREE evening of poetry, story telling, music and song hosted by Stella Bahin including hula hooping poet Anna Barzotti, story-telling Will Sutton, violinist Catherine Ward accompanying poet Richard Pierce, starring Chi Uni's poet/writer/creative writing lecturer Dave Swann. With a collection towards costs, 20 percent to No More Durty Water. Family friendly till 9pm. Open Mic.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View The Front Room website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Under Ground Theatre Eastbourne - Underground Theatre, Eastbourne: Arising from the Ashes
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    Underground Theatre, Eastbourne: Arising from the Ashes

    06 Oct 2016

    A celebration in poetry for the survival of the human spirit.

    People who have suffered greatly have found the writing of poetry to be a real help in sustaining themselves through traumatic events and have often written remarkable poetry to move, uplift, and bear witness. This night is a presentation of work by members of the Freedom From Torture Writers Group.

    FREE event, the doors open at 6:30 PM.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View The Under Ground Theatre Eastbourne website
  • 05 Oct 2016 BANG SAID THE GUN - London, Leicester Square: BANG SAID THE GUN
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    London, Leicester Square: BANG SAID THE GUN

    05 Oct 2016

    A poetry gig for people who don't like poetry. A full on verbal romp starring Murray Lachlan Young, Joelle Taylor, Harry Baker & Chris plus all the BANG regulars.  8pm kick off at Leicester Square Theatre on Weds 5th October.
    Bring National Poetry Day in with a BANG!

    Performance

    View BANG SAID THE GUN website
  • 28 Sep 2016 Newport & Gwent Literary Club - Newport & Gwent Literary Club: Lecture on Alun Lewis, Dylan Thomas and the Rosenbergs
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    Newport & Gwent Literary Club: Lecture on Alun Lewis, Dylan Thomas and the Rosenbergs

    28 Sep 2016

    £20 members/ £25 non-members (includes the cost of the meal)

    The first of Newport & Gwent Literary Club's 2016-2017 lecture season, this lecture is presented by Professor Daniel Williams, one of Wales' leading critics and academics with an expertise in this period. Newport & Gwent Literary Club promotes an annual series of monthly literature dinners from September to April each season.

    Reading, Library

    View Newport & Gwent Literary Club website
  • 22 Oct 2016 Tŷ Newydd - Cwrs Undydd: Barddoniaeth
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    Cwrs Undydd: Barddoniaeth

    22 Oct 2016

    (Welsh-language poetry course)

    £32

    Bydd y cwrs hwn yn mynd i’r afael â’r cwestiwn mawr sy’n achosi penbleth i bob bardd; ble i ddechrau? Yn ystod y diwrnod byddwn ni’n ceisio dod dros her ‘y dudalen wag’ ac yn trafod ffyrdd o gael trefn ar syniadau a rhoi mynegiant iddyn nhw. Bydd cyfle i arbrofi gyda ffurfiau ac ystyried y berthynas rhwng sain a synnwyr. Dyma gyfle i ganfod yr atebion a chael cyngor gan un o feirdd amlycaf Cymru. Byddwch yn gadael gyda’r holl atebion er mwyn barddoni’n ddi-baid.

    Cwrs addas ar gyfer dechreuwyr llwyr, yn ogystal â rhai ag ychydig o brofiad. Caiff cinio ysgafn ei ddarparu am 1.00 pm.

    View Tŷ Newydd website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Seren - Cardiff: New Poetry and Fiction at Chapter Arts
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    Cardiff: New Poetry and Fiction at Chapter Arts

    06 Oct 2016

    Seren’s monthly celebration of new poetry and fiction returns. Join us at Chapter Arts, Cardiff, on National Poetry Day, Thursday 6th October for readings from our special guests and then the famous open mic.

    Cardiff poet and author Peter Finch presents: The Roots of Rock, from Cardiff to Mississippi and Back, and Jayne Joso reads from her new novel, set in the outskirts of tokyo: My Falling Down House.

    Please bring a maximum of one poem or one A4 page of prose if you wish to join in with the open mic.

    Tickets are £2.50 and redeemable upon purchase of a book.

    Reading, Performance, Open mic

    View Seren website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Bradford Libraries - Bradford’s Big Screen in City Park: Poetry Shorts
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    Bradford’s Big Screen in City Park: Poetry Shorts

    06 Oct 2016

    Come and watch on Bradford's Big Screen in City Park, our fantastic collection of poetry shorts. During the summer Bradford UNESCO City of Film, working in partnership with Bradford Libraries, recorded a series of readings by local people passionate about poetry and turned them into short films. The readings by young and old and from every corner of the city are a collection of old favourites and original work.

    Performance, Free

    View Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Bradford Libraries website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Dylan Thomas Centre - Swansea: National Poetry Day at the Dylan Thomas Centre
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    Swansea: National Poetry Day at the Dylan Thomas Centre

    06 Oct 2016

    To celebrate National Poetry Day, we’ll be running workshops and activities, which will be available to book for interested schools and community groups. Please email our Learning Officer nicola.kelly@swansea.gov.uk or ring the Dylan Thomas Centre on 01792 463980 for more information.

    Throughout the day, we’ll be tweeting some of our favourite lines from Dylan Thomas’ poems so keep an eye on @DTCSwansea and tweet us your favourites.

    Performance, Free, Exhibition

    View Dylan Thomas Centre website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Emma Press - Birmingham: National Poetry Day Party with The Emma Press
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    Birmingham: National Poetry Day Party with The Emma Press

    06 Oct 2016

    Celebrate National Poetry Day with a party at 1000 Trades in Birmingham, hosted by local publisher the Emma Press. The evening will include readings, games and prizes, and the launch of the new anthology Watcher of the Skies: Poems about Space and Aliens.

    6.30pm-10pm (kicks off at 7pm)
    Free entry

    Performance, Free, Prize, Open mic

    View The Emma Press website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Wells Library - Wells Library, Norfolk: Calcott and Coffee
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    Wells Library, Norfolk: Calcott and Coffee

    06 Oct 2016

    Join poet Clare Blackmore on National Poetry Day to share the poems of local William Calcott, the Victorian 'Baker Bard', at 10:30am at Wells Library.

    Performance, Free

    View Wells Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Lanchester Writers - Durham: Poetry Jam Open Mic
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    Durham: Poetry Jam Open Mic

    06 Oct 2016

    Poetry Jam (an open mic night, with 3 special guest performers) comes to Waddington Street Centre at 7:00pm for National Poetry Day. Bring a poem or a song to celebrate national poetry at this FREE celebration.

    Free, Open mic

    View Lanchester Writers website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Wordsworth Trust - Dove Cottage, Grasmere: Pop-up Poetry Café
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    Dove Cottage, Grasmere: Pop-up Poetry Café

    06 Oct 2016

    ‘Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart’, encouraged Wordsworth, and generations of poets and writers have done just that ever since. On National Poetry Day we encourage you from 2:00 - 4:30 PM to take a little time to think about poetry – about re-reading old favourites or discovering new ones or having a go at writing your own.

    We hope that you will choose to come and do that with at our pop-up café, even if you find poetry difficult or have been put off by memories of school lessons.

    There will be plenty of tea, home-made cake and lively conversation to enjoy all afternoon – drop in when you are able. Children are very welcome.

    FREE

    Performance, Free

    View The Wordsworth Trust website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Funeral Services NI - Belfast: Funeral Services NI National Poetry Competition
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    Belfast: Funeral Services NI National Poetry Competition

    06 Oct 2016

    Funeral Services NI poetry competition is an opportunity for poets from across the country to showcase their talents and highlight how poetry relates to the celebration of life and its relevance in society today.

    In the years since, organisers have witnessed a strong passion for writing and reciting poetry from hundreds of people right across Northern Ireland. The competition has grown through the years to become a firm fixture in the arts calendar in Northern Ireland.

    The theme of this year’s competition ‘Messages’ is linked to National Poetry Day which will be held on 6 October 2016 and the prize fund of £800 will be split between published and unpublished poets.

    Poems are accepted using our online entry form up to midnight on 11 September 2016. To enter the competition, log onto www.fsni-nationalpoetry.comp

    View Funeral Services NI website
  • 06 Oct 2016 St Mungo's Mirrorball - Glasgow: A celebration of the work of George Mackay Brown
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    Glasgow: A celebration of the work of George Mackay Brown

    06 Oct 2016

    A National Poetry day celebration of the life and work of George Mackay Brown on the 20th anniversary of his death with readings and contributions from Mirrorball members at St. Mungo's Mirrorball.

    George Mackay Brown (17 October 1921 – 13 April 1996) was a Scottish poet, author and dramatist, whose work has a distinctly Orcadian character. He is considered one of the great Scottish poets of the 20th century.

    7pm, £5 on the door, Clubroom, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD
    All ages
    0141 352 4900

    Reading

    View St Mungo's Mirrorball website
  • 01 Jan 1970 Pen'rallt Gallery Bookshop - Machynlleth: Over the Page with poet Tony Curtis
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    Machynlleth: Over the Page with poet Tony Curtis

    01 Jan 1970

    FREE – please book to secure a seat

    To celebrate his newest collection, From the Fortunate Isles, published by Seren to mark the author’s 70th year, poet Tony Curtis will read a selection from his ten published collections as well as a number of new poems. Contact penralltbooks@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

    Reading, Free

    View Pen'rallt Gallery Bookshop website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Dr. Poem - Edinburgh: Poetry Prescription with Dr. Poem
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    Edinburgh: Poetry Prescription with Dr. Poem

    06 Oct 2016

    Malady or melody, meet Dr. Poem to brighten your day.

    Celebrate National Poetry Day with Dr. Poem, who will prescribe a poem for you, whatever your mood.

    1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Central Library.

    Contact carol.marr@edinburgh.gov.uk for further details!

    Free

    View Dr. Poem website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Ilkley Literature Festival - Ilkley Literature Festival: The Ten Past to The Tempest
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    Ilkley Literature Festival: The Ten Past to The Tempest

    06 Oct 2016

    From the team who brought you Blake Remixed, an inspiring one-man human beatbox reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest set in Leeds Bus Station during the recent floods. Performed by Guinness World Record holding beatboxer and acclaimed spoken word artist Testament, incorporating rap, spoken word and song. From Shakespeare’s darkest verse to the flashing lights of the 21st century, this will definitely be wizardry!

    £6.00/£4.00 concessions

    Performance

    View Ilkley Literature Festival website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Ilkley Litererature Festival - Ilkley Literature Festival: Poetry Alive! Open Mic and Networking Event
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    Ilkley Literature Festival: Poetry Alive! Open Mic and Networking Event

    06 Oct 2016

    Celebrate National Poetry Day at our annual networking event for poets from across Yorkshire, headlined by Write Out Loud. Known for their poetry gig guide and open mic events, Write Out Loud bring a flavour of their Marsden Jazz Festival poetry jam to Poetry Alive! Catch up with other writers, share your pamphlets and chapbooks. Hosted by Apprentice Poet in Residence Mark Pajak.

    Poets wanting to read should arrive at 1.45pm to put their names down.

    Everyone, including non-performing listeners, welcome.

    FREE with refreshments

    Reading, Free, Open mic

    View Ilkley Litererature Festival website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Poet in the City - Bloomsbury Hotel: Poetry Breakfast with Sarah Howe
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    Bloomsbury Hotel: Poetry Breakfast with Sarah Howe

    06 Oct 2016

    Poet in the City is delighted to present the 2016 TS Eliot Prize winner Sarah Howe as the host of our annual Poetry Breakfast, which this year marks our ten year anniversary.
    In the wonderful setting of the Bloomsbury Hotel, we'll be providing coffee, croissants and the very best of contemporary poetry.

    Performance, Free

    View Poet in the City website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Poet in the City - St Pancras International: Journeys
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    St Pancras International: Journeys

    06 Oct 2016

    We partner with St Pancras International, a historic poetry site saved from demolition by John Betjeman. With Maslaha, Out-Spoken and Amnesty International we celebrate the role of poetry in narrating personal journeys across the globe. With live poetry pop-ups and interactive experiences throughout the day and across the station, the day will conclude with performers whose work explores the fundamental right of self expression, including Bridget Minamore, Sabrina Mahfouz and Benin City at an evening event, 6pm.

    Performance, Free

    View Poet in the City website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Betjeman Poetry Prize - St Pancras International: Betjeman Poetry Prize
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    St Pancras International: Betjeman Poetry Prize

    06 Oct 2016

    The Betjeman Poetry Prize giving will be held in St Pancras International on National Poetry Day, Thursday 6th October at 2pm.

    The Prize is open to 10-13 year-olds living in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The winning poet receives £1000 (£500 to the individual, £500 to their school/library), all 6 finalists are invited on a poetry workshop with poet and spoken word educator Indigo Williams and the best 50 poems will be anthologised.

    This year’s very special judges are Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker.

    Free, Prize

    View The Betjeman Poetry Prize website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Mid Ulster District Council - Dungannon: Words on the Hill
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    Dungannon: Words on the Hill

    06 Oct 2016

    The writer and storyteller Liz Weir will be holding creative writing workshops with local school pupils at the Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, Dungannon. The stimulus will be the heritage site, the Hill of The O'Neill, and the permanent exhibition on the Flight of the Earls & Plantation of Ulster in Ranfurly House. Pupils will begin to compose poems which will be included in an anthology entitled 'Words on the Hill'.

    View Mid Ulster District Council website
  • 08 Oct 2016 Cottingham Little Theatre - Cottingham Little Theatre Poetry evening
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    Cottingham Little Theatre Poetry evening

    08 Oct 2016

    An evening of poetry and cheese and wine with Cottingham Little Theatre members and Friends

    Reading

    View Cottingham Little Theatre website
  • 06 Oct 2016 OWF Press and Otley Pub Club - Otley Pub Club with OWF: Half Moon, Poems about Pubs
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    Otley Pub Club with OWF: Half Moon, Poems about Pubs

    06 Oct 2016

    A celebration of poetry and pubs from a small poetry press (OWF PRESS) and Otley Pub Club including the launch of Half Moon: Poetry about Pubs at 7PM. There will be poetry and music. It's a free, open event in a real pub.

    Performance, Free

    View OWF Press and Otley Pub Club website
  • 07 Oct 2016 Chantry Library - Chantry Library: Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic
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    Chantry Library: Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic

    07 Oct 2016

    All week we will be encouraging people to pin up short verses (original or favourite) to our poet-tree.

    On Friday 7th we will be hosting a poetry and spoken word evening, with buffet supper for a small charge. Please see a member of staff to book a slot to read your poem or spoken word.

    Performance, Free, Library, Open mic

    View Chantry Library website
  • 13 Oct 2016 Well Spoken! - Doncaster Brewery & Tap: Well Spoken!
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    Doncaster Brewery & Tap: Well Spoken!

    13 Oct 2016

    Come along to Doncaster Brewery & Tap 7:30 for our monthly delight of performance poetry & prose.
    Readers, writers, listeners and drinkers all welcome. Our theme (NOT compulsory) for October is all things autumn-related.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Well Spoken! website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Axis Arts Centre - Crewe: Axis Slam 2016
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    Crewe: Axis Slam 2016

    06 Oct 2016

    The Axis Slam is back and the stakes are higher than ever – our competing poets could win a cash prize and guest slots at some of the best spoken word nights on offer – Evidently Salford, Sonnet Youth Glasgow, Voicebox Wrexham, and Dublin’s Lingo festival slam. Plus debut UK performances from international guest poets including the Slam Sunday champ from Dublin and the Sonnet Youth champ from Glasgow.

    Hosted by award-winning spoken word poet Ciarán Hodgers

     

     

    Performance, Prize

    View Axis Arts Centre website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The British Academy - British Academy: Ivor Gurney
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    British Academy: Ivor Gurney

    06 Oct 2016

    Ivor Gurney (1890 - 1937) was both a poet and a composer. In this event celebrating National Poetry Day, there will be talks, poetry readings and songs exploring Gurney's responses to literature, landscape, history, memory and the First World War.

    Dr Philip Lancaster, University of Exeter, accompanied by:
    Gavin Roberts, Pianist

    FREE. Registration required.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View The British Academy website
  • 07 Oct 2016 Chesterfield Library - Chesterfield Library: readings with Cora Greenhill and Geraldine Monk
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    Chesterfield Library: readings with Cora Greenhill and Geraldine Monk

    07 Oct 2016

    Join Chesterfield Library to celebrate National Poetry Day 2016 with highly acclaimed poets Cora Greenhill and Geraldine Monk. Discover the messages hidden within their poetry and the inspiration which lies behind their work.

    Reading, Performance, Library

    View Chesterfield Library website
  • 17 Sep 2016 Wantage Poetry Workshop - Wantage: Poetry in the Museum
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    Wantage: Poetry in the Museum

    17 Sep 2016

    Join us to write poems inspired by the touching collection of local artefacts in Wantage's Vale and Downland Museum. Participants will have unique 'hands-on' access to some objects in the collection and will be encouraged to submit their poems for inclusion in Wantage Literary Festival's local showcase. All standards welcome.

    Free

    View Wantage Poetry Workshop website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Museum of Walking - Clerkenwell: Haiku on Foot
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    Clerkenwell: Haiku on Foot

    06 Oct 2016

    Foot-powered poetry on the first Thursday of every month: we walk, talk, recite, write haiku, with the option of having the results printed and published in a zine.

    On National Poetry Day, the Museum of Walking is off to Clerkenwell, to step back through time and compose haiku, with the help of the London Metropolitan Archives and The Charterhouse.

     

    Performance

    View Museum of Walking website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Blackpool Library Service - Blackpool: Town Centre Poetry Trail – Sign and Send
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    Blackpool: Town Centre Poetry Trail – Sign and Send

    06 Oct 2016

    Blackpool's shop windows will blaze with new poetry as part of Sign and Send, a Wordpool project for NP. Four poems created during Wordpool masterclasses will feature in Wordpool’s Town Centre Poetry Trail.

    The winners will be revealed at a special event and tour, led by poet, Mandy Coe.

    The tour starts at Grundy Art Gallery, 6pm. Free but places are limited.   RSVP to Taneesha.Ahmed@blackpool.gov.uk or call Grundy Art Gallery on 01253 478170 to reserve your place.

     

    Performance, Free, Library

    View Blackpool Library Service website
  • 07 Oct 2016 The Plough Shepreth - The Plough, Shepreth: the Poets’ Supper
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    The Plough, Shepreth: the Poets’ Supper

    07 Oct 2016

    Enjoy food and new message poems from The Plough with poet in Residence Clare Crossman, live music from Bryan Causton and Penni McLaren Walker, readings from poets JS Watts, Claire Robson and Gallery Poets plus a new poem film from Ed Hobhouse.
    Bring your own poem on Messages or one that you admire

    Performance, Open mic

    View The Plough Shepreth website
  • 05 Oct 2016 CultureNL - Cumbernauld Studio Theatre: National Poetry Day Celebration
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    Cumbernauld Studio Theatre: National Poetry Day Celebration

    05 Oct 2016

    The Poacher’s Pot Group will be reading poems by poets - well-known and less-well-known. Arts Forum. Join members of Cumbernauld's Studio Arts Forum for an interesting and entertaining afternoon. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided for your added enjoyment.

    Performance, Free

    View CultureNL website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Shropshire Council Oswestry Library - Oswestry Library: Poems to Live By with Deborah Alma
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    Oswestry Library: Poems to Live By with Deborah Alma

    06 Oct 2016

    Join the Emergency Poet, Deb Alma, and friends for the launch of this fantastic new anthology designed to lift your mood and brighten your day

    Performance, Library

    View Shropshire Council Oswestry Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 GLL - Putney: Poems That Make Grown Women Cry
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    Putney: Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

    06 Oct 2016

    Has a poem moved you to tears? Anthony and Ben Holden read from their recent anthology. Wine available to drown your sorrows...and free tissues.

    18:30-19:45
    Please email Charlene.coleman@gll.org to reserve a seat

    Performance, Free, Library

    View GLL website
  • 01 Jan 1970 Write Out Loud Wigan at The Old Courts - Wigan Write Out Loud, Open Mic Night
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    Wigan Write Out Loud, Open Mic Night

    01 Jan 1970

    An informal, laid-back evening of spoken word, storytelling, and occasionally music and drama by poets young and old, professional and newbies. We have guest compères and everyone is welcome to perform including in our annual poetry slam.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Write Out Loud Wigan at The Old Courts website
  • 19 Sep 2016 Katrina Naomi & Penlee House Gallery - Penlee House gallery: art workshop with Katrina Naomi
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    Penlee House gallery: art workshop with Katrina Naomi

    19 Sep 2016

    Poetry workshop by Katrina Naomi from the art of Wilhemina Barns-Graham, at Penlee House Gallery, Penzance. Participants' poems will be displayed for National Poetry Day.

    Exhibition

    View Katrina Naomi & Penlee House Gallery website
  • 02 Oct 2016 Pub Poets - Blackpool Pub Poets Speakeasy: special guest Mark Grist
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    Blackpool Pub Poets Speakeasy: special guest Mark Grist

    02 Oct 2016

    An evening of adult poetry fun with headliner Mark Grist. There will also be two sessions of open mic and the infamous Haiku Death Match. 18.30 start.

    Performance, Open mic

    View Pub Poets website
  • 28 Sep 2016 Rhyme and Reason - Bath Brew House: Rhyme and Reason
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    Bath Brew House: Rhyme and Reason

    28 Sep 2016

    For the first Bath Brew House event of the new uni year, we’re excited to present Samantha Boarer. With her comedic poetry and comfortable stage presence, she’ll have the room laughing in no time.

    Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8pm start and entry is £3 on the door.

     

     

    Performance, Open mic

    View Rhyme and Reason website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Suffolk Poetry Society - Aldeburgh South Lookout Tower: Suffolk Poetry Society
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    Aldeburgh South Lookout Tower: Suffolk Poetry Society

    06 Oct 2016

    Poets from Suffolk Poetry Society and the public will  read their own poems on the theme of 'Messages' from the steps of Caroline Wiseman's South Lookout tower on Aldeburgh beach.
    We hope to broadcast the event via Facebook live & are sharing our work internationally with other coastal poetry groups in Long Beach LA and Long Beach Los Angeles.
    Join us in taking poetry out of garrets and basement cafes and onto the street. We will gather at 12:00 Noon at the South Lookout Tower.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View Suffolk Poetry Society website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Folkestone freedom writers - Folkestone freedom writers: Spoken Word evening
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    Folkestone freedom writers: Spoken Word evening

    06 Oct 2016

    Spoken word open mic. Bring your poems, stories or other spoken word and share with a supportive and attentive crowd. Arrive early to get on the list as it's always very popular.

    7.30 start. Lime bar cafe, Tontine street Folkestone .

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Folkestone freedom writers website
  • 28 Sep 2016 Blackberry Grove - Blackberry Grove, New Brighton: The Poet Tree
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    Blackberry Grove, New Brighton: The Poet Tree

    28 Sep 2016

    The Poet Tree is a free open-mic poetry event that takes place on the last Wednesday of every month in one of the region's newest and trendiest restaurants, Blackberry Grove. People of all levels of experience are welcome, as are keen, or simply curious, onlookers.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Blackberry Grove website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Talking Pen - Waddington Street Centre: Poetry Jam
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    Waddington Street Centre: Poetry Jam

    06 Oct 2016

    Writers’ Shack in association with Talking Pen and Waddington Street Centre proudly presents POETRY JAM featuring three fantastic guest poets plus the usual open floor evening of wide-ranging poetry in the cosy Waddy café lounge - ideal for road-testing new work in front of a warm and appreciative audience.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Talking Pen website
  • 03 Oct 2016 Merlin Spoken Word: coordinator Crysse Morrison - Frome: Poetry Cafe
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    Frome: Poetry Cafe

    03 Oct 2016

    An extended open mic session with Bristol poet Hannah Teasdale as guest. For original poems, especially on the theme of the importance of poetry & creativity. At the Garden Cafe in Frome, £2, 7.30-9.30, all welcome.

    Performance, Open mic

    View Merlin Spoken Word: coordinator Crysse Morrison website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Chichester Library - Chichester Library: poetry & open mic with Clare Best
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    Chichester Library: poetry & open mic with Clare Best

    06 Oct 2016

    Celebrate National Poetry Day with acclaimed poet Clare Best reading from her new works CELL and Springlines, in which she blends words with pictures. Artist collaborator Michaela Ridgeway will also be present.

    Live music from Linda Kelsall-Barnett on classical guitar and open mic poetry combine to offer a stimulating mix of words and music.

    Readers and listeners equally welcome.

    Reading, Performance, Library, Open mic

    View Chichester Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Retford Library - Retford Library: Thomas Hardy and his Poetry
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    Retford Library: Thomas Hardy and his Poetry

    06 Oct 2016

    Retford Library will host a special talk on the Poetry of Thomas Hardy by local Hardy expert Rob White. Rob will introduce us to some of the less familiar poems as well as some favourites, linking them with events in Hardy’s life to give an insight into the man himself as well as his poetry.

    Tickets £2 to include a glass of wine and nibbles. Booking through Retford Library : call  01777708724 or email Retford.library@inspireculture.org.uk

    Reading, Library

    View Retford Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Worthing Library - Worthing Library: Roundabout Poets
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    Worthing Library: Roundabout Poets

    06 Oct 2016

    Roundabout Poets return to Worthing Library for a National Poetry Day performance on the theme of 'Messages'.

    Wendy Greene, Marianne Barber, Marion Sharville, Audrey Lee and Russ Bravo will share their own work alongside that of others.

    Come along and ‘jump on the roundabout', either to listen or read something suitable from your own writings.

    Performance, Free, Library, Open mic

    View Worthing Library website
  • 07 Oct 2016 Freak Speak - Peterborough: Freak Speak
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    Peterborough: Freak Speak

    07 Oct 2016

    Peterborough's premier spoken word night - bringing you the best kind of punch-you-in-the-gut poetic talent from across the country. Featuring Deanna Rodger, Dean Atta & Adam Kammerling.

    Performance, Free

    View Freak Speak website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Birmingham Literature Festival - Birmingham Literary Festival: poetry gala
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    Birmingham Literary Festival: poetry gala

    06 Oct 2016

    Join Jean Binta Breeze, Roy McFarlane and Birmingham's new poet laureates  - who will be performing poetry on the theme of Birmingham - at the Studio at the Rep at 7.30 pm. Tickets £10.

     

    Performance, Free

    View Birmingham Literature Festival website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Waterstones - Waterstones Exeter: Messages poetry with Lawrence Sail & Anthony Wilson
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    Waterstones Exeter: Messages poetry with Lawrence Sail & Anthony Wilson

    06 Oct 2016

    After last year's hugely successful NPD event, Lawrence Sail and Anthony Wilson return to celebrate National Poetry Day 2016, reading their own and others' poems on this year's theme, 'Messages' at Waterstone's on the High Street/Cathedral Close at 6.30 pm

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View Waterstones website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Durham Book Festival - Durham Book Festival: Poetry Periscope
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    Durham Book Festival: Poetry Periscope

    06 Oct 2016

    The Poetry Periscope, a public sound installation, allows visitors a chance to hear thirty poems from around Europe in their original language and in English, played from the 1.8 metre tall periscope.

    On National Poetry Day it will be in residence at the Palace Green Library, Durham, as part of the Durham Book Festival.

    Free, Exhibition, Spectacular

    View Durham Book Festival website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Not Your Average Type - Staines: the Swan Hotel: Swan poetry
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    Staines: the Swan Hotel: Swan poetry

    06 Oct 2016

    A poetic monologue with elegance in its feathers and hiss in its beak...

    Performance, Free

    View Not Your Average Type website
  • 06 Oct 2016 BottleCraft - Hanley Bottlecraft: Poetry, photography & beer
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    Hanley Bottlecraft: Poetry, photography & beer

    06 Oct 2016

    An informal evening of poetry, photography and craft beer. Ayelet McKenzie and Ruth Rowland collaborate to convey messages of life, love and their mistrust of mirrors...

    Performance, Free, Exhibition

    View BottleCraft website
  • 08 Oct 2016 Seventeen, Aberdeen City Council - Aberdeen: Belmont Street: Autumnal Messages
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    Aberdeen: Belmont Street: Autumnal Messages

    08 Oct 2016

    Join ranks with fellow poets and celebrate National Poetry Day 2016 by writing your own autumn inspired poem in this workshop led by local poet and artist Petra Vergunst.

    Venue: Seventeen, Belmont Street, Aberdeen.

    Free

    View Seventeen, Aberdeen City Council website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Mouth Piece Poets - Lincoln High Street: Poetry Busk
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    Lincoln High Street: Poetry Busk

    06 Oct 2016

    Mouth Piece Poets & Friends will be heading to Speaker's Corner on Lincoln High Street from 12pm-2pm to entertain the public with some performance poetry. We will also be handing out free poems and talking about Lincoln's ever-expanding Spoken Word Scene. Join us!

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Mouth Piece Poets website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Weston Colville Reading Room - Weston Colville Reading Room: Share a Poem
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    Weston Colville Reading Room: Share a Poem

    06 Oct 2016

    Weston Colville Reading Room
    Bring a favourite poem to share. Refreshments available, all welcome 8pm.

    Performance, Free, Exhibition

    View Weston Colville Reading Room website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Town Hall Arts - Trowbridge Town Hall: Say it with a Poem
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    Trowbridge Town Hall: Say it with a Poem

    06 Oct 2016

    Josephine Corcoran and local poets and artists of all ages and abilities are getting together to 'say it with a poem.' Poems and images will be on display at Trowbridge Town Hall.  It's free - join us!

    Free, Exhibition

    View Town Hall Arts website
  • 08 Oct 2016 Surrey County Council - Oxted library: poetry writing workshop with Wendy French
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    Oxted library: poetry writing workshop with Wendy French

    08 Oct 2016

    Have you got a love for poetry writing or think of yourself as a rapper?

    Perhaps you would like to try your hand at poetry for the first time or you are an experienced poet but not sure you have reached your full potential?  Oxted Library invites you to a poetry workshop hosted by poet and professional tutor Wendy French.

    Anyone taking part in our workshop could have the chance to be published in a one off handmade showcase book produced by Oxted’s own Artisan Books (Hurtwood Press). The book will then be placed on display in libraries across Surrey.

    Free, Library

    View Surrey County Council website
  • 08 Oct 2016 Oxted Library - Oxted Library: Children’s Poetry Writing Workshop
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    Oxted Library: Children’s Poetry Writing Workshop

    08 Oct 2016

    Is your child an aspiring poet or songwriter? Perhaps they enjoy making up funny rhymes to brighten your day?

    Join Wendy French, a professional tutor and poet as she supports and encourages them to explore their potential. Join us for a fun, energetic and exciting poetry writing workshop at Oxted Library to celebrate National Poetry Day.

    This workshop is suitable for children aged 7 and over. All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times but the accompanying adult does not require a ticket.

    Library

    View Oxted Library website
  • 20 Oct 2016 Surrey County Council - Oxted Library: Poetry Recital Competition
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    Oxted Library: Poetry Recital Competition

    20 Oct 2016

    Winner of the 2012 Hammer and Tongue Slam, Adam Kammerling hosts an evening of poetry recital from selected entrants to our Words in Focus Competition.

    Whether you want to share your verse with an appreciative audience or simply enjoy listening to some fine poetry, Oxted Library is the place to be.

    Performance, Library, Open mic

    View Surrey County Council website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Mersey Care - Walton Library: Mersey Care Poetry Reading
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    Walton Library: Mersey Care Poetry Reading

    06 Oct 2016

    Listen to local writers and residents, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust service-users and carers read their poetry on the theme of Messages.

    Performance, Library

    View Mersey Care website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Scottish Poetry Library - Scottish Poetry Library: Eyewear event
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    Scottish Poetry Library: Eyewear event

    06 Oct 2016

    Join the Scottish Poetry Library in welcoming four of Eyewear's freshest voices, including Scotland’s Marion McCready, one of the country’s  most original voices; George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s Poet Laureate; Paul Deaton, whose poems have appeared in The Spectator and PN Review; and Terese Svoboda, American poet, novelist, librettist and translator.

    From 6 - 7.30 pm. £7/£5

    Reading, Performance

    View Scottish Poetry Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Mersey Care - Walton, Liverpool: The Life Rooms – Poetry Reading
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    Walton, Liverpool: The Life Rooms – Poetry Reading

    06 Oct 2016

    Local residents, MerseyCare NHS Foundation Trust service-users, carers & local writers will read their poetry on the theme of Messages at the Life Rooms from 12am to 6pm on October 6. To book a place: contact pauline.rowe@merseycare.nhs.uk or call the Life Rooms 0151 4786556

    Reading, Library

    View Mersey Care website
  • 10 Sep 2016 Ouse Muse - Bedford Central Library: the Poetry Takeover
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    Bedford Central Library: the Poetry Takeover

    10 Sep 2016

    Join Ouse Muse for poetry readings, messages, and participatory poetry from 9.30 - 1.00pm at Bedford Central Library, Harpur Square. 


    Visit Bedford Central Library's website for more details.

    Reading, Performance, Library

    View Ouse Muse website
  • 10 Oct 2016 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery - Buxton Museum with Buxton Library: Messages from the Landscape
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    Buxton Museum with Buxton Library: Messages from the Landscape

    10 Oct 2016

    Buxton Museum tells the story of Derbyshire lives and landscapes. In this half-day workshop to celebrate National Poetry Day, poet and tutor Judy Brown will read some of her work and you'll use images and messages from the museum collection to inspire your own poems about places and people.


    Judy has two published collections of poetry, Crowd Sensations (2016) and Loudness (2011). In 2014 she was poet in residence at Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage.

    Free, but advance booking essential via Eventbrite.
    Please note this workshop is being held at Buxton Library.

    Reading, Free, Library

    View Buxton Museum and Art Gallery website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Poetry Society - Southbank Centre & Poetry Society: National Poetry Day Live
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    Southbank Centre & Poetry Society: National Poetry Day Live

    06 Oct 2016

    Come and join the celebrations for National Poetry Day Live 2016. Southbank Centre and The Poetry Society present a day of activities and performances on the theme of 'messages'.

    Find out more about the UK’s thriving poetry scene with a showcase of established and emerging poets for children, young people and adults. It's free.

    Reading, Performance, Free, Spectacular

    View The Poetry Society website
  • 06 Oct 2016 The Poetry Society - Poetry Society at the Southbank: Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
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    Poetry Society at the Southbank: Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

    06 Oct 2016

    The winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award will be announced on NPD.

    Free, Prize

    View The Poetry Society website
  • 08 Aug 2016 Scottish Poetry Library - Scottish Poetry Library: Mixed Messages
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    Scottish Poetry Library: Mixed Messages

    08 Aug 2016

    In May and June, the public were invited via blog, Twitter and Facebook to send in the voicemail, text message or email that they always wanted to but couldn’t. In August, Georgi Gill will create poems from the messages received and the new found poems will be published on the Mixed Messages blog.

    Reading, Free

    View Scottish Poetry Library website
  • 06 Oct 2016 Literature Wales - Literature Wales: Her 100 Cerdd / 100 Poem Challenge
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    Literature Wales: Her 100 Cerdd / 100 Poem Challenge

    06 Oct 2016

    A digital project from Literature Wales. 4 poets write 100 poems over the course of NPD, in English and Welsh. Follow the poets’ progress by heading to the Literature Wales website.

    Free

    View Literature Wales website

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