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City Space – Portsmouth

I was involved in this project, which used the work of a professional photographer as a starting points for poems, which were then turned into postcards. The nature of this meant that poets had to keep the poems to a short length. I’ll post my poem that made the cut, perhaps with one that didn’t, at a later date. But if you are interested in finding out more about the project, then there are events…

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The Jubilee Hall, Chichester

A quick plug to post the first event for 2023 at the Jubilee Hall on January 22nd. THE JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY All welcome on the last Wednesdays of most months to hear a visiting guest poet followed by an open mic. You can sign up on the door to read to a supportive and appreciative audience. Headlining on January 25th 2023 at 7.30pm is dynamic performance poet Janine Booth reading…

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First Event of 2023

A first event for you in January – I read at the Victoria Institute in November, and it was excellent, highly recommended, with a rich variety of voices and musical styles. THE VICTORIA INSTITUTE, TARRANT STREET, ARUNDEL, BN18 9DG Come along to the second Monday of each month to enjoy a heady brew of poetry, music, art and theatre. Poets headlining on January 9th 2023 at 7.30pm are Arundel artist and poet Andy Waite together…

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Poetry Event – Portsmouth – October 11th

Maggie Sawkins and George Marsh celebrate the publication of their new books: The House Where Courage Lives and The Angel’s Wound on October 11th at the Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth. There’ll be short readings, discussion, live music and bonhomie.  And it’s free! Live Music and Bar Hosted by Portsmouth Poetry – for more information and to book a ticket go to; https://portsmouthpoetry.co.uk

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Poetry Events – South Downs Poetry Festival

A quick post (work and life have got in the way again!) with a mention of three events for your poetry diary in October from the SDPF, the first of which is this Thursday NATIONAL POETRY DAY Celebrate back at our traditional venue at Chichester Library on Thurs Oct 6, 7pm (note new time) as Ted Hughes Award winner Maggie Sawkins reads from her new book, The House Where Courage Lives. PLUS OPEN MIC, live…

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Poetry Event – Arundel

I’m planning on going to this event next week – both Greg and Pratibha are excellent poets, and I have collections of theirs to review when I get the chance. More details below ARTS JUNCTION, ARUNDEL, on Mon 12th September, 7.30pm features Greg Freeman reading from Marples Must Go and Pratibha Castle reading from A Triptych of Birds and a Few Loose Feathers, plus new poems. And there’s Drip Action Theatre Company, live music and…

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Poetry Event – Woking – 25 August

Barry Smith reads from his latest collection at the latest Write Out Loud poetry event in Woking. From Write Out Loud’s Facebook page; It’s our absolute pleasure to welcome as guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox an influential figure who really makes things happen on the poetry scene, and is a very fine poet in his own right. Barry Smith is director of the South Downs Poetry Festival and co-ordinator of…

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Poetry Event – Arundel – 22 August

This looks like a great event as part of this year’s Arundel Festival Big House laying down some jazz groovesRaine Geoghegan, Chris Hardy, Naomi Foyle and Barry Smith laying down some lines I’m sure Big House are great (I haven’t seen them perform myself). I know that all four poets are excellent. Event link below. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/Arundel-Festival-of-the-arts/t-yaqomgr

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Poetry Event – Hambledon – September 10

An event which might be of interest to some (it looks good but I won’t be able to make it). Come and join us at Escape to the Farm on Saturday September 10th in the idyllic countryside near Hambledon as The Front Room is part of a nurturing event featuring activity such as yoga , tai chi, meditation as well as great music and poetry. The event is designed to keep families entertained and there…

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