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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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Poetry Event – Lewes – 13th August

AGENDA POETRY EVENING with David Harsent, Patricia McCarthy, Timothy Ades, Barry Smith, John O’Donoghue, Elizabeth Barton, Josephine Balmer and South Downs poets, the White Hart hotel, 55 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XE, Sat 13 August, 6pm. Join us at this historic hotel where Tom Paine and the Headstrong Club met, for an early evening of local and global poetry organised by the famous literary journal, Agenda, and the South Downs Poetry Festival Music by Nigel Horn on…

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Poetry Event – Midhurst – 11th August

This looks like it will be an excellent event – this Thursday in Midhurst A celebration of the poetry of naturalist Richard Williamson at South Downs Park HQ Memorial Hall. Also features the renowned Stradivarius Piano Trio. More details below; https://madhurst.co.uk/event/flights-of-the-mind-poetry-evening-thursday-11th-august/?fbclid=IwAR3br5vhvWv0fiuVQha3TVF-FAujCQiTZDWgwDAht_xcFHovF_of6ROCE9s

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South Downs Poetry Events

Ironically, after Friday’s post, the side hustle has taken up the time I was planning on using for writing poetry and a blog post today. Ah well. I’ll use today’s post to flag a couple of South Downs Poetry festival events this week Firstly an evening with Roger McGough on July 5th https://festivalofchichester.co.uk/event/poetry-and-music-with-roger-mcgough-south-downs-poetry-festival/ And secondly, Shout out to Shelley, in Horsham on the 8th July, which looks good fun, with Atilla the Stockbroker amongst other,…

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