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  • 28 Sep 2017 Theatre Delicatessen - Yorkshire: The Unsung, Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield
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    Yorkshire: The Unsung, Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield

    28 Sep 2017

    You've heard of Kurt Cobain. You've heard of Jim Morrison. But have you heard of Scott Johnson, or Lina Prokofiev? The Unsung is a funeral party for the forgotten fallen heroes of music- not the famous dead rock stars, but the people whose story has never been told. This colourful journey in words and sound by poet Genevieve Carver and her live band Sarah Sharp, Tim Knowles and Brian Bestall bridges the gap between theatre, poetry and live music. Weaving spoken word with musical styles from gypsy jazz, to rock guitar, to Sos synth pop, The Unsung is a whirlwind tour around the worl exploring how music has shattered the lives of those who've loved it most.

    Genevieve Carver is a Sheffield-based poet interested in finding humanity amidst the chaos. She performs regularly at prestigious events across the country, having supported artists such as Buddy Wakefield and Hollie McNish.

    'Genevieve Carver is one of the leading stars of the northern spoken word scene, often amusing and heartbreaking in the same sentence, she is always entertaining and one of south yorkshires best performers'- Now Then magazine.

    'One of the most powerful peices of theatre/music/poetry i have ever seen'- Audience review

    Winner, Award for Excellence in Spoken Word, Buxton Fringe Festival 2017

    Performance

    View Theatre Delicatessen website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Shipley Art Gallery - North: Words of Freedom, Gateshead
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    North: Words of Freedom, Gateshead

    28 Sep 2017

    Join writers Elaine Cusack and Allison Davies for an afternoon of poetry appreciation on National Poetry Day from 2pm to 3.30pm in Gateshead's Shipley Art Gallery.
    Feel free to bring poems on this year's theme of Freedom.
    Allison will also talk about her play Trade which tours next year and the charity, Dalit Freedom Network
    https://dfn.org.uk/
    FREE for more info and to book a place on this afternoon event visit https://shipleyartgallery.org.uk/whats-on/national-poetry-day-words-of-freedom

    Performance, Free

    View Shipley Art Gallery website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Hull 2017 UK City of Culture - Contains Strong Language
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    Contains Strong Language

    28 Sep 2017

    Starting on National Poetry Day, Thursday 28 September, with local, national and international poets, Contains Strong Language is a celebration of new and existing word craft inspired by our literary city.

    Packed with world premieres, special gala readings, events and concerts, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, plus performances from John Cooper Clarke and others, Contains Strong Language also features several new projects that absolutely everyone can get involved with – such as a mammoth washing line of poetry to be created from 2017 new poems about city landmarks written by Hull residents.

    At the heart of the festival will be The Hull 17 – an ensemble of 17 artists, commissioned to create new work, who will be resident in the city, including Imtiaz Dharker, Kate Fox, Joe Hakim, Harry Giles, Helen Mort, Bohdan Piasecki, Jacob Polley, Louise Wallwein, Fred Voss and Dean Wilson.

    Performance, Free

    View Hull 2017 UK City of Culture website
  • 26 Sep 2017 Penned in the Margins - Book Launch: Swims by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
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    Book Launch: Swims by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

    26 Sep 2017

    Join Penned in the Margins to celebrate the launch of Elizabeth-Jane Burnett's debut collection, Swims, on the Thames itself at Tamesis Dock.

    Elizabeth-Jane will read from the book - a chaptered long poem documenting wild swims in the UK.

    Swims is one of forty poetry collections specially recommended for National Poetry Day.

    Performance, Free

    View Penned in the Margins website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Jupiter Artland - Don Paterson at Jupiter Artland
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    Don Paterson at Jupiter Artland

    28 Sep 2017

    Experience an exciting landmark event at Jupiter Artland, with Don Paterson reading in the atmospheric grounds of the Jupiter Artland sculpture park in this unique event co-hosted with the Scottish Poetry Library. £12 (£10.80 for Jupiter Artland members), book via www.jupiterartland.org.uk

    Performance

    View Jupiter Artland website
  • 26 Sep 2017 Appledore Book Festival - An hour with Kate Fox
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    An hour with Kate Fox

    26 Sep 2017

    Well-known performance poet Kate Fox appears at Appledore Book Festival, Appledore, Devon on 26 September. She will also run a poetry workshop on the same day. Workshop from 2-3.30 p.m. and performance from 8 to 9 p.m. Contact www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk for details.

    Performance

    View Appledore Book Festival website
  • 28 Aug 2017 Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art - London, Parasol Unit Gallery: Alaskan Yellow Cedar poetry workshop
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    London, Parasol Unit Gallery: Alaskan Yellow Cedar poetry workshop

    28 Aug 2017

    Poetry Workshop | Alaskan Yellow Cedar
    With poet & musician Simon Pomery
    Thursday 28 September, 7 - 9 pm
    £8/6 (conc) | Booking required

    Celebrate National Poetry Day and join us in this workshop where you will be encouraged to critique the abstract sculpture of Martin Puryear. Write notes on what you see, be guided through writing exercises and engage with experimental poems to unlock new improvisatory poems of your own. Have fun with art and poetry!
    Simon Pomery is a poet and record producer researching a critical PhD in experimental poetry at Royal Holloway University. He curates PRAXIS, a series of text/sound events, and since 2013 has led poetry workshops inspired by the exhibitions at Parasol unit.

    Exhibition

    View Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art website
  • 28 Sep 2017 East Renfrewshire Libraries - Scotland, East Renfrewshire libraries: Poetry Play
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    Scotland, East Renfrewshire libraries: Poetry Play

    28 Sep 2017

    Drop in to any East Renfrewshire library and let our poetry lovers prescribe the perfect poem for
    you for National Poetry day! Why not have a go yourself - transform titles on the shelves or words on spines into poetry for others to enjoy.

    And we have ‘Poetry Play’ for families too. Make up your own poem by picking random words from the Rhyming Hat…who can make the silliest, kookiest rhyme…?

    Free, Library

    View East Renfrewshire Libraries website
  • 28 Sep 2017 The Old Vic - London, Old Vic theatre: Can lyrics be literature?
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    London, Old Vic theatre: Can lyrics be literature?

    28 Sep 2017

    ‘Songwriters are not poets’. Simon Armitage

    Did Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature win redefine the boundaries of literature? Or do we, by calling it poetry, deny music a place as its own unique art form? At 6pm on National Poetry Day, join poets, musicians and performance artists to discuss the relationship between lyrics and poetry.

    Performance

    View The Old Vic website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Literature Works - Hardy’s Cottage: poetry walks and activities
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    Hardy’s Cottage: poetry walks and activities

    28 Sep 2017

    What better way to celebrate National Poetry Day in Dorset, than by visiting poet Thomas Hardy’s homes? Join us for a day of poetry, creativity and inspiration at Hardy’s Cottage, with poetry walks, activities and our writer-in-residence, Virginia Astley. Discover the stories behind some of his best known poems, at Max Gate.

    Normal admission applies.

    NT members free.

    Reading, Exhibition

    View Literature Works website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Wakefield Literary Festival - Wakefield: Poetry on the no 59 Bus
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    Wakefield: Poetry on the no 59 Bus

    28 Sep 2017

    National Poetry Day on the No.59 Bus



    Take your seat for a ride of poetic musing, revolutionary songs and live music from The Merrie City to Tarn and back. Jump on board Bus 59 with The Ukulele Lady and her Boy, musician Jacqui Wicks and poet Ralph Dartford, and experience a journey like no other. All you will need is your fare. This event is part of the Hear My Voice Barnsley Project in collaboration with Wakefield Lit Festival, funded by the Barnsley TUC Training Ltd and supported by Stagecoach.

    Meet at Wakefield Bus station for the 11.21 bus and along the route to Barnsley.

    Reading, Performance, Free

    View Wakefield Literary Festival website
  • 28 Sep 2017 The Guild Chapel - Stratford-Upon-Avon: Freedom… (and Beyond)
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    Stratford-Upon-Avon: Freedom… (and Beyond)

    28 Sep 2017

    Poetry Workshop led by What Lies Beyond...
    Join Wendy Freeman and Dave Reeves, two internationally recognised writers and performers, for a poetry workshop at the Guild Chapel, designed to explore this historic environment in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. The workshop will be followed by a (free) invitation to read, enjoy and perform poetry within the Chapel.

    Performance, Free, Open mic

    View The Guild Chapel website
  • 07 Sep 2017 Moffat & District Community Nature Reserve - Moffat Poetry Wander, Ponder and Scribe
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    Moffat Poetry Wander, Ponder and Scribe

    07 Sep 2017

    Explore the language of nature with Eryl Shields of the Moffat Poetry Group, in the run up to September's National Poetry Day.

    We will take a short wander and enjoy a few tales along the way. There will be time to ponder the wonders of Moffat’s wildlife and then have a go at writing your own piece.

    So to enjoy plenty of hints and tips to inspire and motivate those creative juices simply bring along your good self, armed with a pen, notebook and possibly some warmer clothes.

    Only 8 spaces so to book a place message at www.facebook.com/Moffat-Community-Nature-Reserve or email moffatcommunitynaturereserve@gmail.com
    Meet in the reserve car park – just follow the brown tourism sign from the A701 between the motorway and Moffat.

    Free

    View Moffat & District Community Nature Reserve website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Manchester Metropolitan University - Climate Poetry competition: Manchester Metropolitan University
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    Climate Poetry competition: Manchester Metropolitan University

    28 Sep 2017

    Send us your poems (in any language) about climate change. The top 20 will appear in a new book of climate change poetry, the proceeds of which go to the Environmental Justice Foundation to support their work with climate change refugees.

    For details of how to enter please check the website.

    Free, Prize

    View Manchester Metropolitan University website
  • 29 Sep 2017 Keats Shelley Memorial Association - London, Old Operating Theatre: Rebel Angel
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    London, Old Operating Theatre: Rebel Angel

    29 Sep 2017

    Rebel Angel is a new play about John Keats' momentous decision to choose poetry over surgery, posthumous fame over a life of conventional prosperity.

    This is a site-specific production created to be experienced in the evocative and atmospheric ambience of a contemporary operating theatre. The play - written by Angus Graham-Campbell - unfolds in the well of the old theatre, while the audience sit or stand on the tiers originally occupied by the watching (and occasionally fainting) medical students.

    The Old Operating Theatre Museum has recently been refurbished with new lift access and this production also includes BSL interpreted performances. Performances take place from Tue 19 September to Sat 7 October and capacity is very limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

    Performance

    View Keats Shelley Memorial Association website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Poet in the City - Poet in the City: Poetry Breakfast at L’Escargot
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    Poet in the City: Poetry Breakfast at L’Escargot

    28 Sep 2017

    Step into a world of mystery this National Poetry Day.

    Poet in the City’s legendary Poetry Breakfast is back, with a twist. This year we’re transforming Soho’s iconic L’Escargot in Greek Street, into a trove of poetic treasures. Behind door number 1, you might find yourself sitting down for coffee with 2016 Forward Prize-winner Vahni Capildeo, maybe you'll be meeting Jo Shapcott, 2011 recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry; or perhaps you’ll be sharing a croissant with Sabrina Mahfouz, the award-winning poet and playwright behind With a Little Bit of Luck (2016) and literary anthology The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write.

    Your ticket will grant you access to one of our mystery rooms in this magnificent 18th century Georgian house, the perfect start to anyone’s morning.

    Performance, Free

    View Poet in the City website
  • 04 Oct 2017 SABLE LitMag - Kadija Sesay & Friends : A (Post) National Poetry Day Celebration!
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    Kadija Sesay & Friends : A (Post) National Poetry Day Celebration!

    04 Oct 2017

    You are invited to chill, share poetry, music, books, food and drink with others who live and love poetry.

    Join Kadija Sesay & friends: Nick Makoha, Roger Robinson, Ishaq Imruh Bakari and Gemma Weekes.

    Performance, Free, Library

    View SABLE LitMag website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Chantry Library, Suffolk - Chantry Library: Open Mike Poetry Evening
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    Chantry Library: Open Mike Poetry Evening

    28 Sep 2017

    Suffolk, Chantry Library: Join the Reading and Creative writing group joint meeting where we celebrate National Poetry Day, and share your favourite or original poem. This is an informal meeting with drinks and home made cake, included in usual fee of £2.

    Open mic

    View Chantry Library, Suffolk website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Poems In the Kitchen - The Penny-Farthing Cafe: Poems in the Kitchen
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    The Penny-Farthing Cafe: Poems in the Kitchen

    28 Sep 2017

    Poems in the Kitchen on National Poetry Day will be moving round the corner to the pop-up Penny-Farthing Cafe at 21, High Street on the corner with Waddelow Road. Drop in 10-5 bringing in any poem on the theme, borrowed or created. The cafe is family and all-age friendly. As ever, as part of LWI, we invite donations to MSF and its work in the Middle East.

    Open mic

    View Poems In the Kitchen website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Explore York Libraries and Archives - York Libraries: Poetry Platform
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    York Libraries: Poetry Platform

    28 Sep 2017

    York Explore Library: Poets from York and beyond will entertain and surprise you with spellbinding words and music. Join us between noon and 2pm to hear from
    Nick Boreham, Will Kemp, Richard Carpenter, Patrick Lodge, Rose Drew, Pauline Kirk, Katie Greenbrown, Alan Gillott, Janet Dean, Simon Nisbett, Jenny Hill, Hannah Stone, Robert Powell, John Gilham

     

    Performance, Library

    View Explore York Libraries and Archives website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Betjeman Poetry Prize - St Pancras station: Betjeman Poetry Prize award ceremony
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    St Pancras station: Betjeman Poetry Prize award ceremony

    28 Sep 2017

    The Betjeman Poetry Prize celebrates the fantastic achievement of this year’s six young finalists at St Pancras International, on the Upper Councourse, by the statue of Sir John Betjeman.

    Awards presented by the poet Rachel Rooney and the illustrator Chris Riddell, with readings from the young poets. Event starts at 2pm.

    Performance, Free, Prize

    View Betjeman Poetry Prize website
  • 04 Oct 2017 Sefton Library Service - Sefton Libraries: Sefton Slams and open mic
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    Sefton Libraries: Sefton Slams and open mic

    04 Oct 2017

    Sefton Libraries will be hosting ‘Sefton Slams’ and open mic poetry competition hosted by poet Steph Pike on National Poetry Day. The afternoon will include a recital of Steph Pike’s poetry and performance by competition entrants with a break included for tea , coffee and biscuits.

    Performance, Free, Library, Prize, Open mic

    View Sefton Library Service website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Blackwell's - Oxford: Blackwell’s Poetry Fiesta: National Poetry Day
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    Oxford: Blackwell’s Poetry Fiesta: National Poetry Day

    28 Sep 2017

    As part of this year's National Poetry Day celebrations, Blackwell's is proud to present an all day Poetry Fiesta in our beautiful Norrington Room!

    A wonderful and diverse group of outstanding poets from Oxford and across the country will be performing. Please join us throughout the day to catch them in lyrical action!

    Each poet will have a time slot throughout the day. Timings to be confirmed closer to the event.

    This event is FREE to attend.

    This event is just one amongst several fantastic events we have lined up for this year's National Poetry Day. For more information on others, please see our main Eventbrite listings page at blackwellsoxford.eventbrite.com

    Performance, Free

    View Blackwell's website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Blackwell's, Oxford - Oxford, Blackwell’s: ‘Stressed Unstressed’ or Can poetry make you happier?
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    Oxford, Blackwell’s: ‘Stressed Unstressed’ or Can poetry make you happier?

    28 Sep 2017

    Can poetry make you happier? A conversation with Jonathan Bate, Paula Byrne, Andrew Schuman, and Sophie Ratcliffe, editors of 'Stressed, Unstressed', led by John Mitchinson, co-founder of the groundbreaking publishing house, Unbound.

    'Words are, of course, the powerful drug used by mankind'. So wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1923. With this in mind, bestselling writer Paula Byrne set out to create an anthology of poetry which would act as a kind of mental health toolkit.With her co-editors, the Shakespearean scholar Jonathan Bate, NHS General Practitioner Andrew Schuman, and writer and critic Sophie Ratcliffe, she produced 'Stressed Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind'.

    The anthology has sold 20,000 copies worldwide, with all proceeds going to the mental health foundation, ReLit.
    Unbound was formed in 2010. An award-winning publishing house, it uses one of the oldest methods of bringing books to readers - the subscription model (aka crowdfunding). John Mitchinson, its co-founder, has always been committed to supporting new poetry collections - from established writers such as Roz Kaveney and Murray Lachlan Young to emerging talents such as George Chopping and Iona Lee.
    The evening aims to be as inclusive as possible, with plenty of time for audience participation and Q & A.

    Please join us for what is certain to be an enriching evening. This event will be held in the Norrington Room.
    This event is just one amongst several fantastic events we have lined up for this year's National Poetry Day. For more information, see our main Eventbrite listings page: blackwellsoxford.eventbrite.com

    Reading, Performance

    View Blackwell's, Oxford website
  • 30 Sep 2017 Blackwell's, Oxford - Oxford, Blackwell’s: Get Creative with Art and Poetry for Performance
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    Oxford, Blackwell’s: Get Creative with Art and Poetry for Performance

    30 Sep 2017

    Oxford: Blackwell's bookshop: a lively, interactive Poetry Performance workshop at 11 am, led by Diana Moore, author of Objects in the Ashmolean, An Art and Poetry Resource.

    Age guide: 7 to 11 years

    For parents and children.

    Come and join in, and help to devise short performance pieces using poetry, song, music, dance, drama - and humour.

    Diana Moore lives in Oxfordshire. She writes and performs for children and adults. Her work takes her into schools, theatres, residential homes, museums, libraries, business meeting rooms – and book stores. She has two other books published, A Fishy Coat Tale and Other Poems and A Visitor to the Forest.

    Examples of Diana’s projects include: The Ashmolean Museum (Runcible Rhymes/Live Fridays/Art & Poetry for Performance/Poetry Tours), the Story Museum (Mr Lear’s Birthday Party), Oxford Central Library (Alice’s Day), Wantage (Not Just) Betjeman Literary Festival (poetry workshops for schools), The Lady Nuffield Home (art and poetry presentations), and a Lottery Funded theatre production at Nordern Farm Centre for the Arts (Words, Wit and Flamingos?) for Adults with Dyslexia.

    Free

    View Blackwell's, Oxford website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Waterstones Tottenham Court Road - Portrait of a Poet: New Lenses on Portraiture
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    Portrait of a Poet: New Lenses on Portraiture

    28 Sep 2017

    To celebrate National Poetry Day Waterstones Tottenham Court Road have joined up with Complete Works Poetry to present three exceptional UK poets reading their work: Mona Arshi, winner of the Forward Prize; Karen McCarthy Woolf, recently described by the Sunday Times as ‘changing the way we look at collections’; and Caleb Femi, the Young Poet Laureate.

    The reading will be accompanied by the first showing of an exhibition of portraits of poets with stunning new photography from Caleb Femi and Naomi Woddis showing the new faces of UK poetry; diverse, fierce and sometimes even sexy.

    Performance, Exhibition

    View Waterstones Tottenham Court Road website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Poemdemonium - Poemdemonium
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    Poemdemonium

    28 Sep 2017

    Poemdemonium is an open-mic night celebrating a fusion of poetry, short stories, and music to appeal to seasoned open mic veterans and newcomers alike. Whether you’re a budding bard, aspiring creator or sensational strummer, we’d be delighted to showcase your talents. We aim to provide a relaxed atmosphere and a chance to be immersed and participate in an evening of creative frivolity like no other.

    Performance, Open mic

    View Poemdemonium website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Hartlepool Borough Libraries - Freedom and Walls Poetry Workshop
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    Freedom and Walls Poetry Workshop

    28 Sep 2017

    Theme: Freedom and Walls
    Exploring through readings and writing exercises, ideas of freedom and imprisonment. Bring a pen, some paper and your imagination (and a poem on the topic if you have one) to work with Marilyn Longstaff, poet and member of Vane Women www.vanewomen.co.uk

    Library

    View Hartlepool Borough Libraries website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Authors Aloud - Visit to Thomas’ School, Clapham
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    Visit to Thomas’ School, Clapham

    28 Sep 2017

    Performance and workshops

    Performance

    View Authors Aloud website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Poety anon - National Poetry Day – John Clare
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    National Poetry Day – John Clare

    28 Sep 2017

    14th YEAR
    National Poetry Day – Light a Candle for John Clare

    BRING YOUR JOHN CLARE POEM

    A reading of John Clare's poetry will take place on
    National Poetry Day

    - Thursday 28th September 2017

    7pm

    - In the Guildhall Courtyard by the statue of John Clare.

    Guest Speakers
    everybody reads

    A silent man in Life's affairs
    A thinker from a boy
    A peasant in his daily cares
    The Poet in his joy

    John Clare was an English poet who lived mostly in rural Northamptonshire from 1793-1864. He is now regarded as the most important English poet of the natural world. But he also wrote many poems, essays and letters about the environment, corruption, politics, love, social change, poverty and folk life in rural England.

    In every language upon earth
    On every shore o’re every sea
    I gave my name immortal birth
    And kept my spirit with the free

    Project Co ordinator
    Peter Mulligan
    01604-715793
    caprojects.pm@gmail.com

    Performance, Free

    View Poety anon website
  • 28 Sep 2017 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery - Poetry Workshop: Freedom
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    Poetry Workshop: Freedom

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Library

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

    28 Jul 2017

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

    Performance, Library

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

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

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

    Cost: £120 plus VAT per session

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

    Performance

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

    09 Sep 2017

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

    Performance, Free, Exhibition

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

    29 Sep 2017

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

    Performance

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance, Exhibition

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Reading, Performance, Free, Open mic

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

    28 Jul 2017

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

    Performance

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

    27 Sep 2017

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

    Performance, Free

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

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

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

    Performance

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

    13 Oct 2017

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

    Closing date for entries is Friday 13 October 2017.

    Free, Prize

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance, Free

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Library, Open mic, Exhibition

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Free, Library

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance, Free, Open mic

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance, Free, Library, Open mic

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance, Free

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

    28 Sep 2017

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

    Performance, Free, Prize, Exhibition

    View Colchester Institute website

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