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  • 29 Jul 2019 Places of Poetry - Places of Poetry: Daljit Nagra at the Wordsworth Trust
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    Places of Poetry: Daljit Nagra at the Wordsworth Trust

    29 Jul 2019

    Places of Poetry meets Reimagining Wordsworth, a project led by the Wordsworth Trust which aims to re-examine the poet’s life and legacy from a modern perspective, creating new ways to enjoy his poetry. Poet and broadcaster Daljit Nagra will be leading poetry workshops and walks in the hills around Grasmere. Keep an eye on the website for dates and times.

    Reading, Performance

    View Places of Poetry website
  • 26 Aug 2019 Places of Poetry - Places of Poetry: Jack Underwood at Sherwood Forest
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    Places of Poetry: Jack Underwood at Sherwood Forest

    26 Aug 2019

    Sherwood Forest is home to the Major Oak, a tree so ancient (estimated 1000 years old) it has seen the births and deaths of Shakespeare, Henry VII, Dickens, Darwin, Newton and Chaucer. It grows within 375 hectares of forest which is also home to hundreds of species of birds, insects, mammals, fungi, trees and plants. For Places of Poetry lecturer and poet Jack Underwood will be leading poetry activity including walks, story telling and a workshop - look out for more details

    Reading, Performance

    View Places of Poetry website
  • 09 Sep 2019 Places of Poetry - Places of Poetry: The Kia Oval
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    Places of Poetry: The Kia Oval

    09 Sep 2019

    Places of Poetry’s final stop is the Kia Oval, for the 5th Test Match of the 2019 Ashes series between Australia and England. Life-long cricket fan Zaffar Kunial is poet-in-residence. Zaffar will be producing cricket-based poetry and reading one of his poems during Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5. Places of Poetry will be running a flash sports-themed poetry competition – all you have to do is pin a sports based poem onto our map (dates for entries will be announced week commencing 2nd September, so keep an eye on the website).

    Reading, Performance

    View Places of Poetry website
  • 19 Aug 2019 Places of Poetry - Places of Poetry: Kayo Chingonyi at Hadrian’s Wall
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    Places of Poetry: Kayo Chingonyi at Hadrian’s Wall

    19 Aug 2019

    Places of Poetry will be working with the National Trust team, at Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort, Northumberland from the 19th to 23rd August. Kayo Chingonyi, Places of Poetry’s poet-in-residence, will be working with local residents exploring the changing history of the wall through poetry related activites.

    Reading, Performance, Open mic

    View Places of Poetry website
  • 16 Aug 2019 Places of Poetry - Places of Poetry: Poetry walk with Sarah Howe
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    Places of Poetry: Poetry walk with Sarah Howe

    16 Aug 2019

    Places of Poetry will be based at Dovedale in the Peak District between Mon 12 - Sun 18 August when Sarah Howe will be Poet in Residence.

    On Friday 16 August Sarah will be leading a poetry walk, from Ilam to Dovedale (Lover’s Leap) and back. This is a bookable event, max 12 people, tickets £5, 10am – 12.30pm. To book a place please Tel: 01335 350503.

    Reading

    View Places of Poetry website
  • 20 Sep 2019 Oundle Literary Festival - Oundle Festival of Literature
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    Oundle Festival of Literature

    20 Sep 2019

    Prize-winning poet Charles Bennett reads from his new book Cloud River, a book of lyrical landscape poetry set in the Cambridgeshire Fens.

    A light supper is included, and you may take your own drinks or purchase hot or soft drinks at the venue.

    Tickets £10 available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle.

    Open hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Fri: Tel 01832 274734, online at www.oundlefestival.org.uk

    Reading, Performance

    View Oundle Literary Festival website
  • 01 Oct 2019 Birmingham Library Service - Poetry Month
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    Poetry Month

    01 Oct 2019

    A whole month dedicated to the wonders of Poetry. Including Poetry Pick and Mix, Our Favourite Poem, displays and poetry events throughout the month.

    Free, Library

    View Birmingham Library Service website
  • 01 Jan 1970 Richmond Theatre - Allie Esiri presents Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year
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    Allie Esiri presents Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

    01 Jan 1970

    Following the resounding success of her intimate poetry evenings at the National Theatre and Bridge Theatre, Allie Esiri’s latest show celebrates her new anthology: Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year, published by Macmillan this autumn. The evening will feature powerful and timely readings from Christopher Eccleston and two further actors, to be announced shortly.

    Reading, Performance, Spectacular

    View Richmond Theatre website
  • 12 Sep 2019 The Good Life Experience - The Good Life Experience
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    The Good Life Experience

    12 Sep 2019

    A festival of discovery and fun, curated by Cerys Matthews and featuring a line up of star poets including Saleena Godden and Helen Mort.

    Reading, Performance, Spectacular

    View The Good Life Experience website
  • 26 Sep 2019 Enderby library - Reading the Nation’s Favourite Poems
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    Reading the Nation’s Favourite Poems

    26 Sep 2019

    We will choose as many poems as possible in the time available to be read aloud and discussed in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Ticket: £5 to include a glass of wine/tea/coffee.

    Age: 12+

    Ring the library to reserve a place on
    0116 3053523

    Reading, Performance, Library

    View Enderby library website
  • 30 Sep 2019 Sir Graham Balfour - National Poetry Day Celebrates Creativity
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    National Poetry Day Celebrates Creativity

    30 Sep 2019

    1. House tutor to read their favourite poem.
    2. Watch NPD clips from the website.
    3. Houses to make a display of a NPD recommended poem for display in corridor.
    4. Creative writing club to run a poetry competition through Houses.
    5. Poetry lines hunt.

    Library, Prize, Exhibition

    View Sir Graham Balfour website
  • 23 Sep 2019 Bodelschwingh Gymnasium - Poetry writing competition at Bodelschwingh Gymnasium
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    Poetry writing competition at Bodelschwingh Gymnasium

    23 Sep 2019

    The pupils are invited to write their own poems and hand them in to the English Room at our school. These poems are judged, exhibited for the whole school to read, and prizes and certificates are awarded. This will be our third year of taking part in the National Poetry Day here at the Bodelschwingh Gymnasium in Herchen, Germany. The pupils love it and are always thrilled with the typically English prizes they receive, such as tea or Union Jack pencils!🇬🇧

    Free, Prize, Exhibition

    View Bodelschwingh Gymnasium website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Books Up North - Dancing With Words
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    Dancing With Words

    03 Oct 2019

    Dancing with Words explores the relationship between poetry and dance. Three dancers and three poets have taken inspiration from the NDP theme of Truth and worked in pairs to create a trilogy of exciting new work. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

    Performance

    View Books Up North website
  • 02 Oct 2019 Oxton Grange Care Home - Festival of Poetry
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    Festival of Poetry

    02 Oct 2019

    Join us in a celebration of poetry at the Chatterbox Tea Room in Oxton Grange Care Home on Bidston Road, Wirral. Bring a favourite short poem or one you've written. Everyone welcome!

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View Oxton Grange Care Home website
  • 30 Sep 2019 Crickhowell Literary Festival - Paul Henry | Crickhowell Literary Festival, ‘The Glass Aisle’ with Rev Margaret Williams
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    Paul Henry | Crickhowell Literary Festival, ‘The Glass Aisle’ with Rev Margaret Williams

    30 Sep 2019

    Explore the stretch of the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal above Crickhowell, which inspired Henry’s long poem, 'The Glass Aisle'. Including readings from the poem and talk from local historian Margaret Williams.

    Time: 2 - 4pm
    Tickets: £15

    Buy tickets from: https://cricklitfest.co.uk/event/paul-henry-the-glass-aisle-with-rev-margaret-williams/

    Performance

    View Crickhowell Literary Festival website
  • 22 Oct 2019 Poetry Upstairs at the Hen & Chicks - Katherine Stansfield | Poetry Upstairs at the Hen & Chicks Abergavenny
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    Katherine Stansfield | Poetry Upstairs at the Hen & Chicks Abergavenny

    22 Oct 2019

    Katherine will be reading alongside Frank Olding and John Jones at this monthly poetry happening organised by Ric Hool.

    Time: 8pm
    Entry: £5 on the door

    Flannel Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EG

    Performance

    View Poetry Upstairs at the Hen & Chicks website
  • 14 Oct 2019 Loose Muse, Winchester - Katrina Naomi | Reading at the Loose Muse, Winchester
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    Katrina Naomi | Reading at the Loose Muse, Winchester

    14 Oct 2019

    Katrina will be reading from her new pamphlet 'Typhoon Etiquette', published by Verve Poetry Press.

    Time: 7:30-9:30pm
    Tickets: £6 on the door

    Performance

    View Loose Muse, Winchester website
  • 23 Sep 2019 Inspire – Culture, Learning and Libraries - Inspire Poetry Festival 2019
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    Inspire Poetry Festival 2019

    23 Sep 2019

    Featuring celebrated poetry stars, regional favourites and cutting-edge newcomers, and with styles ranging from the formal lyric to freestyle spoken word, this year’s festival promises a plethora of poetry delights at venues around the county.

    Reading, Performance, Library

    View Inspire – Culture, Learning and Libraries website
  • 11 Oct 2019 Willoughby Memorial Trust - Lincolnshire Schools Poetry Competition 2019
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    Lincolnshire Schools Poetry Competition 2019

    11 Oct 2019

    Competition for a poem on the subject of - “TRUTH” open to pupils of Lincolnshire Schools in the following groups:- Key Stage 1 (5-7 years) 2 (7-11 years) 3 (11-14 years) 4 (14-16 years). Entries will be judged by Chris Martin, Stamford Poet Laureate and winners will be invited to read their poem at a Prize-giving Evening on Friday 29th November 2019.
    Entries via the website or by post.

    Free, Prize

    View Willoughby Memorial Trust website
  • 03 Oct 2019 St Margaret's School, Hampstead - National Poetry Day Celebration with Chrissie Gittins
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    National Poetry Day Celebration with Chrissie Gittins

    03 Oct 2019

    National Poetry Day Ambassador Chrissie Gittins will be performing her poems and running workshops at St Margaret's School, Hampstead.

    Performance

    View St Margaret's School, Hampstead website
  • 01 Jan 1970 Hope Valley College - Visit from Poet and Illustrator Chris White
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    Visit from Poet and Illustrator Chris White

    01 Jan 1970

    A visit by poet/illustrator Chris White. More later ...!

    Performance, Library

    View Hope Valley College website
  • 18 Oct 2019 St Bartholomew's Church - St Bartholomew’s Church
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    St Bartholomew’s Church

    18 Oct 2019

    We are running a competition for our young parishioners for the best poem.

    Prize

    View St Bartholomew's Church website
  • 03 Oct 2019 The Quality of Mersey Poets - The Quality of Mersey
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    The Quality of Mersey

    03 Oct 2019

    Contributers to the Quality of Mersey anthology will be reading their odes to our great river at the fabulous Museum of Liverpool.

    Performance

    View The Quality of Mersey Poets website
  • 04 Oct 2019 Martin Harris Centre - An Interactive Poetry Performance with John Hegley
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    An Interactive Poetry Performance with John Hegley

    04 Oct 2019

    National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical. This year’s theme will be Truth. Many a true word is spoken in jest – No Nonsense Poetry!

    For primary school years 4, 5 and 6, enjoy the rhyme and rhythm of a mandolin playing poet, acclaimed as one of the greatest and wittiest wordsmiths in the UK.

    Accompanied by the many keyboard voices of the fascinating Clare Elstow, with music ranging from the Blues to Baroque and Roll.

    Performance

    View Martin Harris Centre website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Poetry Cafe Eastbourne - Celebration of National Poetry Day
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    Celebration of National Poetry Day

    03 Oct 2019

    Poetry Cafe will be putting on a staged showcase of local poetry to celebrate the day. Admission £2
    East Sussex based poets are invited to take part.
    If you would like to perform your poems based on the theme 'truth' at this evening event, please submit your request for a slot of 5 minutes maximum. Email to poetrycafeugt@aol.com

    Performance, Open mic

    View Poetry Cafe Eastbourne website
  • 03 Oct 2019 The 1000 Monkeys - National Poetry Day with The 1000 Monkeys
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    National Poetry Day with The 1000 Monkeys

    03 Oct 2019

    An evening of Open Mic with local guest readers at the Cranleigh Arts Centre, with Janice and Dónall Dempsey hosting. Performers will be announced nearer the date, by email to subscribers to our newsletter at our website and on our facebook and twitter pages.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View The 1000 Monkeys website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Nook Lane Junior School - National Poetry Day Nook Lane
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    National Poetry Day Nook Lane

    03 Oct 2019

    An annual National Poetry Day event. It culminates in an extended assembly of live poetry readings by children and links to published poets. I prepare a poetry anthology which is read in classes in the weeks leading up to NPD and the children vote on their favourite poem in it. We also launch our poetry competition, The Nooker Prize, which takes place one month after the NPD event, where poetry based on the NPD theme is written and judged, and prizes awarded.

    Performance, Prize

    View Nook Lane Junior School website
  • 04 Oct 2019 The Black Horse Poets - Sounding Off: National Poetry Day with Black Horse Poets
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    Sounding Off: National Poetry Day with Black Horse Poets

    04 Oct 2019

    An evening of performances from the Black Horse Poets and other very talented local writers. Also featuring readings ('I’m a Nasty Woman' by Nina Donovan and
    'Phenomenal Woman' & 'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou) plus music this will be a night to remember.

    £5 per ticket, all money raised will be given to local women's charities and mental health charities for both men & women.

    Reading, Performance

    View The Black Horse Poets website
  • 28 Sep 2019 - Henley Literary Festival
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    Henley Literary Festival

    28 Sep 2019

    Celebrate National Poetry Day at the Henley Literary Festival. The line up includes two National Poetry Day Ambassadors - Michael Rosen and Roger Stevens. Friends of the Festival tickets go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 16th July and on general sale at 9am on Monday 22nd July. It costs £35 to be a friend of the festival.

    View website
  • 27 Aug 2019 Edinburgh Book Festival - Roger Stevens at the Edinburgh Book Festival
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    Roger Stevens at the Edinburgh Book Festival

    27 Aug 2019

    A special event for P4-P6 pupils starring National Poetry Day Ambassador Roger Stevens. Part of the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme.

    View Edinburgh Book Festival website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Davenies School - National Poetry Day celebration with Joshua Seigal
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    National Poetry Day celebration with Joshua Seigal

    03 Oct 2019

    A special celebration with National Poetry Day Ambassador Joshua Seigal

    View Davenies School website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Bute House School - National Poetry Day celebration with Michaela Morgan
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    National Poetry Day celebration with Michaela Morgan

    03 Oct 2019

    National Poetry Day Ambassador Michaela Morgan will be leading the celebrations at Bute House School with poetry performances and workshops.

    View Bute House School website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Southbank Centre - Discover Literature: Schools National Poetry Day Live
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    Discover Literature: Schools National Poetry Day Live

    03 Oct 2019

    Get wordy with your class at a day of workshops and performances on National Poetry Day 2019.

    After an introductory performance from SLAMbassadors and former winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award, pupils take part in two poet-led workshops on the 2019 theme of ‘truth’ to develop their writing and poetry reading skills. Workshop leaders include Raymond Antrobus, Dzifa Benson and Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola.

    The day is followed by a performance from all the workshop leaders plus Daljit Nagra, which is open to additional school groups.

     

    Performance

    View Southbank Centre website
  • 20 Oct 2019 Forward Prizes for Poetry - Forward Prizes for Poetry 2019 Ceremony
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    Forward Prizes for Poetry 2019 Ceremony

    20 Oct 2019

    The Forward Prizes for Poetry 2019 will be awarded at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 20th October 2019.

    See the nation’s most coveted poetry prizes awarded live on stage by the chair of the jury Shahidha Bari, and hear readings from the 15 poets shortlisted.

    Performance, Prize

    View Forward Prizes for Poetry website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Scottish Poetry Library - Sweetshop of Words
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    Sweetshop of Words

    03 Oct 2019

    This sweetshop of conceptual confectionary offers each member of the public a small gold coin which they can spend on just one thing at the counter and it explores the notion of choice in our lives - “Choose well. Your choice is brief, and yet endless” as Goethe says.

    NPD Ambassador Sally Crabtree will then invite visitors to design a sweet wrapper for the confectionary that will fill a PinARTa which is hanging on the stall. The PinARTa can be ‘bashed’ at a spoken word event called GOBstopper where all the ‘goodies’ are shared out.

    Performance, Exhibition

    View Scottish Poetry Library website
  • 30 Sep 2019 Great Malvern Primary School - Great Malvern Primary Poetry Festival
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    Great Malvern Primary Poetry Festival

    30 Sep 2019

    In its second year, the Great Malvern Primary Poetry Festival will be launched this year by none other than 2018 CLiPPA Award winner and National Poetry Day Ambassador, Karl Nova. This year, the school community will be celebrating rhythm and rhyme in a blockbuster week of all things poetry related!

    Performance, Free

    View Great Malvern Primary School website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Caswell Clinic - Caswell Chat
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    Caswell Chat

    03 Oct 2019

    In celebration of National Poetry Day Caswell Clinic Patient Magazine, the Caswell Chat, has brought all the poems ever published in the magazine together into one place.

    Between now and National Poetry Day the posters are placed around the clinic and now await responses that will be published in the magazine.

    Some patients are too unwell to leave the clinic or interact with the outside world so outside encouragement is welcomed on many fronts.

    Free

    View Caswell Clinic website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Bath Festivals - Bath Children’s Literature Festival Poetry Slam
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    Bath Children’s Literature Festival Poetry Slam

    03 Oct 2019

    Schools from across Bath and the surrounding area will be coming together on National Poetry Day to perform on the festival stage and to compete for the title of Slam Champion!

    Performance

    View Bath Festivals website
  • 03 Oct 2019 St George's Hospital Charity - Poetry at George’s
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    Poetry at George’s

    03 Oct 2019

    Patients in hospital at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust write poems.

    Free

    View St George's Hospital Charity website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Suffolk Poetry Society - National Poetry Day
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    National Poetry Day

    03 Oct 2019

    Poems of Truth declaimed by members of Suffolk Poetry Society and public from the spiral staircase of the South Outlook Tower at Aldeburgh beach.

    Performance, Free

    View Suffolk Poetry Society website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Ouse Muse - A day of poetry at the Place Theatre
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    A day of poetry at the Place Theatre

    03 Oct 2019

    The Place Theatre is giving over the whole of the 3rd of October to a mini-festival of poetry. Workshops in the morning, networking at lunch, readings in the afternoon and performances in the evening.

    Performance, Open mic

    View Ouse Muse website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Literature Wales - Her 100 Cerdd
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    Her 100 Cerdd

    03 Oct 2019

    To celebrate National Poetry Day, Literature Wales has once again challenged four poets to compose 100 Welsh-language poems in 24 hours. Each poet will need to compose at least one poem every hour in order to complete the challenge in time. Past teams have reached the deadline with only seconds to spare. Will this year’s fabulous four follow suite and finish as the clock strikes twelve?

    Free

    View Literature Wales website
  • 19 Mar 2019 Sunbury Gallery - An Illustrated Introduction to Modern Poetry with Jan Noble
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    An Illustrated Introduction to Modern Poetry with Jan Noble

    19 Mar 2019

    A taster evening to our Cafe Society season of Poetry workshops over 6 weeks.

    Tuesday 19th March
    7 - 8.30pm
    Sunbury Gallery

    Tickets £8 with glass of wine included

    To book 01932 788101 or barbara@sunburygallery.org

    Performance, Exhibition

    View Sunbury Gallery website
  • 25 Apr 2019 Cheltenham Poetry Festival - Cheltenham Poetry Festival
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    Cheltenham Poetry Festival

    25 Apr 2019

    A poetry party with a healthy dose of anarchy (The Guardian) spread over 10 days. The Festival, which has been praised for its outspoken and socially conscious events, this year offers ground-breaking and provocative performances, workshops and the Slam! Come and join Kim Moore, Nafeesa Hamid, Jamie Thrasivoulou, Annette Badland and many more...

    Performance, Open mic

    View Cheltenham Poetry Festival website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Brave Poets - Brave Poets National Poetry Day
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    Brave Poets National Poetry Day

    03 Oct 2019

    We hold curated open mics - invitees are welcome to read a poem of their own.

    Date: Thursday 3 October 2019
    Location: Soho
    Theme: Truth

    Poets, writers, singers, rappers perform original work of their own, of any genre, in exchange for audience feedback. We include a live band in the second half. email:bravepoets@gmail.com or see facebook/bravepoets or instagram @bravepoets for more details.

    Performance

    View Brave Poets website
  • 10 Mar 2019 Tyneside Cinema - Reclaim the Frame: The Kindergarten Teacher Screening, Live Q&A + Poetry Workshop
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    Reclaim the Frame: The Kindergarten Teacher Screening, Live Q&A + Poetry Workshop

    10 Mar 2019

    A film screening of The Kindergarten Teacher, followed by a poetry workshop, at Tyneside Cinema Newcastle.

    View Tyneside Cinema website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Story Chaplain - Truth in Nature
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    Truth in Nature

    03 Oct 2019

    Verses in the veg patch, and stanzas in the leaves!

    Come along to community allotment PLOT 22 in Hove to discover some poems that explore Truth in nature.

    This two hour workshop will facilitated by Story Chaplain, a social enterprise that encourages moments of connection through 'words for wellbeing'.

    Reading, Free

    View Story Chaplain website
  • 21 Feb 2019 Lilian Ross - An Evening in the Company of Lilian Ross
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    An Evening in the Company of Lilian Ross

    21 Feb 2019

    Poems and songs from the pen of Lilian Ross to celebrate National Poetry Day.

    Laugh, listen, sing, join in!

    Performance

    View Lilian Ross website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Westray Writers - Poetry Breakfast
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    Poetry Breakfast

    03 Oct 2019

    Breakfast followed by workshop.

    View Westray Writers website
  • 05 Oct 2019 Chicken and Frog Bookshop - A.F.Harrold Creative Writing Club
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    A.F.Harrold Creative Writing Club

    05 Oct 2019

    Performance poet and all round wonderful author, A.F.Harrold, will be joining us for Creative Writing Club.

    There's no need to book.
    £5 each, age 6+
    Saturday 5th October, 4:00pm-5:30pm

    Performance

    View Chicken and Frog Bookshop website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Chicken and Frog Bookshop - Poetry Slam
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    Poetry Slam

    03 Oct 2019

    Join us on National Poetry Day for a poetry slam!
    You can bring along your own verses to share, recite a well-loved poem or simply be part of the audience.
    This is suitable for poetry lovers of all ages and abilities.
    Book your free place to avoid disappointment.

    Performance, Free

    View Chicken and Frog Bookshop website
  • 14 Feb 2019 Verve Poetry Festival - Verve Poetry Festival
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    Verve Poetry Festival

    14 Feb 2019

    Verve is a four-day festival in the heart of Birmingham city centre, 5 seconds walk from the shiny New Street Station. We’ve programmed the very best contemporary poetry all in one building. Hear award-winning poets and local legends sharing the same stage. Attend workshops open to all levels. Experience genre-defying performances. Bring the house down at a spoken word and music gig. Brave an open mic.
    Meet your favourite poets and discover new ones. It’s the friendly, down to earth, cosmopolitan and deliciously bold festival you’ve heard everyone talking about. Most importantly, we want Verve to be for everyone: whether you’ve been writing for years or are just starting out; whether you’ve attended every festival on the circuit or this is your first.

    Performance, Open mic, Exhibition

    View Verve Poetry Festival website
  • 03 Oct 2019 Waterstones Gateshead - National Poetry Day
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    National Poetry Day

    03 Oct 2019

    Come along to Waterstones Gateshead and share your poetry about Truth with us 3rd October from 5pm

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View Waterstones Gateshead website

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