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  • 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.


    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!


    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.


    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?


    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

    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. or see facebook/bravepoets or instagram @bravepoets for more details.


    View Brave Poets website
  • 08 Jun 2019 Bee real - Russian Poetic Crew
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    Russian Poetic Crew

    08 Jun 2019

    Meeting Russian-speaking people to read Russian and English poetry aloud in a great atmosphere of Manchester University.

    Reading, Free, Library

    View Bee real 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!


    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


    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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