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  • 12 Oct 2018 The Willoughby Memorial Trust - Lincolnshire Schools Poetry Competition 2018
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    Lincolnshire Schools Poetry Competition 2018

    12 Oct 2018

    A competition open to pupils of Lincolnshire Schools in 4 age groups - Age 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16.
    A poem on the theme of 'CHANGE' or 'a poem of your own choice' Closing date for entries 12 October 2018.

    Prize

    View The Willoughby Memorial Trust website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Luckley House School - Poetry by stealth….
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    Poetry by stealth….

    04 Oct 2018

    Students and teachers will be entering into a competition to secretly use poetry across the day in all their lessons.

    View Luckley House School website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Poole Libraries - Di Castle poetry reading
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    Di Castle poetry reading

    04 Oct 2018

    Join us and Di to hear some of her humorous reflections on life, love and the changing world we inhabit.

    Event takes place from 2-3
    Refreshments will be provided by Tesco Community Tower Park

    Free, Library

    View Poole Libraries website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Springdene residential homes - National Poetry Day at Spring Lane
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    National Poetry Day at Spring Lane

    04 Oct 2018

    We are Springlane residential home in Muswell Hill London N10 3PA.

    We will be hosting a poetry day with readers and music with refreshments.
    Come along and enjoy the poetry on Thursday 4th October 2018.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View Springdene residential homes website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Upperthorpe Library - Women’s Voices
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    Women’s Voices

    04 Oct 2018

    A community event linked to Older Women's Reading Group and a Yemeni Ladies Group.

    Opportunity to read local poetry by local people.

    Free, Library

    View Upperthorpe Library website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Wells Maltings and Ambit Magazine - The Maltings and Ambit celebrate National Poetry Day
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    The Maltings and Ambit celebrate National Poetry Day

    04 Oct 2018

    Wells-next-the-Sea will celebrate National Poetry Day in style this year. Starting with workshops at Alderman Peel High School lead by Cheryl Moskowitz, followed by Poet in a Boat with Will Burns and finishing with Strictly Speaking when members of the public will be invited to come and recite their favourite poems in front of a panel of judges with cash prizes!

    Performance, Prize, Open mic

    View Wells Maltings and Ambit Magazine website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Hartlepool Borough Libraries - Pass on a Poem
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    Pass on a Poem

    04 Oct 2018

    Reading group for people who love poetry and would like to share the poems they love with others. people can opt to read a favourite poem or just come along to listen. It is very relaxed and informal - you don't need any previous experience of reading aloud. The only stipulation is your poem must be a published work, and can be written by any poet as long as it is not your own work!

    Library

    View Hartlepool Borough Libraries website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Literature Wales - Her 100 Cerdd
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    Her 100 Cerdd

    04 Oct 2018

    Literature Wales challenges four poets to compose 100 original Welsh-language poems in just 24 hours, to celebrate National Poetry Day. Previous Her 100 Cerdd challenges have been completed with only seconds to spare.

    View Literature Wales website
  • 03 Oct 2018 Somervale School - Toby Thompson Performing Poet School Visit
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    Toby Thompson Performing Poet School Visit

    03 Oct 2018

    As part of the Bath Festivals Schools Outreach Programme, Toby Thompson local performing poet, will be attending Somervale School to work with and entertain the KS3 students with his fun and unique poetry show. He'll also be working in poetry writing workshops with groups of students to bring out their poetic potential!

    Performance, Library

    View Somervale School website
  • 04 Oct 2018 A car load of poets - Hull National Poetry Day
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    Hull National Poetry Day

    04 Oct 2018

    Local poets and groups working collectively to celebrate the art of spoken word

    Free

    View A car load of poets website
  • 25 May 2018 Navair Records - Naviar Haiku Fest
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    Naviar Haiku Fest

    25 May 2018

    The second edition of the Naviar Haiku Fest will take place in Norwich on the 25th May 2018, in one of the most well-known music and arts venues in the city, The Birdcage. A creative day of live events and workshops, the Naviar Haiku Fest is the only event in the UK focused on the intersection between traditional Japanese poetry and experimental electronic music.

    The event will be divided in two parts: a free haiku workshop in the afternoon (2-5) will offer an overview of haiku poetry: we'll learn more about its history and encourage creativity through group games and exercises. By the end of the workshop participants will have a clear
    understanding of the origins of haiku, its rules and will be able to write their own poems. The workshop will be from 2 to 5pm at the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, 5 min walk from The Birdcage.

    In the evening four composers, members of Naviar's international community, will be performing live at The Birdcage. Working in the fields of ambient, electronic and experimental music, these musicians will translate the ethereal and mysterious atmosphere of haiku poetry into sounds.

    Performers : Audio Obscura (UK), Ikjoyce (UK), Sevenism (UK), Subespai (AUS). The concert will begin at 7.30pm.

    The event is organized by Naviar Records and Neil Stringfellow, with the support of the Sasakawa Foundation and Resonance Extra. For any inquires, please contact Marco Sebastiano Alessi at marco@naviarrecords.com

    Tickets: http://www.naviarrecords.com/haiku-fest-norwich

    Performance

    View Navair Records website
  • 18 Oct 2018 Camden School for Girls - Poetry by Heart finals
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    Poetry by Heart finals

    18 Oct 2018

    Students from Years 7-13 at Camden School for Girls will perform their choice of poem from memory to an audience of peers, staff and parents.

    Performance, Free, Prize

    View Camden School for Girls website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Malton Poetry Group - Malton Poetry Group
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    Malton Poetry Group

    04 Oct 2018

    Poetry displays and poetry readings by members of Malton poetry group and others.
    Readings will start at 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

    Performance, Free, Library

    View Malton Poetry Group website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Malton Poetry Group - National Poetry Day Norton Library Event
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    National Poetry Day Norton Library Event

    04 Oct 2018

    Poetry displays and poetry readings by members of Malton poetry group and others.
    Readings will start at 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.

    Performance, Library, Open mic, Exhibition

    View Malton Poetry Group website
  • 04 Oct 2018 South Bank Centre - National Poetry Day Live
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    National Poetry Day Live

    04 Oct 2018

    National Poetry Day Live is back for a free evening of poetry in the newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer.

    Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of 'change'.

    Hear the poets that are bringing about shifts in culture and society through their work and inspiring generations of young poets.

    Presented by Southbank Centre and The Poetry Society.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View South Bank Centre website
  • 18 Sep 2018 Forward Arts Foundation - The Forward Prizes for Poetry
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    The Forward Prizes for Poetry

    18 Sep 2018

    See the most coveted poetry prizes in the British Isles awarded live on stage by jury chair Bidisha and writer Chris McCabe, and hear readings from the 15 shortlisted poets.

    The Forward Prizes rank among the year’s great literary celebrations: this is an unmissable evening for anyone interested in the best new poetry published today.

    Performance

    View Forward Arts Foundation website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Ledbury Poetry Festival - Ledbury Poetry Festival 7 Airs screening
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    Ledbury Poetry Festival 7 Airs screening

    04 Oct 2018

    Join the Festival for a screening of the groundbreaking 7 Airs production which premiered in 2017. Poetry from European poets paired with UK counterparts sharing the airs in site specific locations: Alison Brackenbury/ Ales Steger, Sara_Jane Arbury/ Goran Colakhodzic, Megan Barker/ Nikolina Andova, Fiona Sampson/ Lilliana Ursu, Jonathan Edwards/ Martin Solotruk, Paul Henry/ Katarzyna Zdanowicz. Beautiful, haunting, horizon altering poetry for National Poetry Day. In association with Herefordshire Libraries

    Performance, Library

    View Ledbury Poetry Festival website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Poetry Swindon - Emergency Poet at Poetry Swindon
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    Emergency Poet at Poetry Swindon

    04 Oct 2018

    Emergency Poet

    The UK's best-known mobile poetic first aid service comes to Swindon for the first time, as poet Deborah Alma dispenses poetry prescriptions from her 1970s ambulance. Just turn up!
    Richard Jefferies Museum
    Marlborough Road (corner of Day House Lane) Coate Water Swindon

    Performance, Free

    View Poetry Swindon website
  • 04 Oct 2018 Friends of Aisholt Church - Poetry Evening
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    Poetry Evening

    04 Oct 2018

    A community social evening for all, with readings of poetry, hosted in the ancient All Saints'Church, 'a church in a green romantic chasm', as Coleridge described it, located in the small rural hamlet of Aisholt,Somerset. There will be readings of poems written by local poets as well as historically famous poets associated with the locality with opportunity to discuss and appreciate the works. There will be an attempt to entwine the theme of 'Change' into the poems selected for airing at the event. There will be refreshments of wine, fruit juice, tea coffee and nibbles available.

    Performance

    View Friends of Aisholt Church website

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