Welcome to Tongues&Grooves

Since 2003, Tongues & Grooves has enabled poets and musicians to collaborate and share ideas. Based in Portsmouth, we organise regular events in and around the city. Sessions feature established poets and musicians along with emerging talent. We also have open mic and themed evenings. If you have any suggestions please get in touch. To keep up to date with T&G news and events, subscribe to our newsletter. Continue reading Welcome to Tongues&Grooves

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Past Events: Sunday 15th May 2016: Diving into the Wreck (Festival of the Mind)

SUNDAY 15th May 2016 HAMPSHIRE FESTIVAL OF THE MIND ‘DIVING INTO THE WRECK’ Music with LES KAZOOS D’AMOUR and MARTIN HEYS VENUE: The Square Tower, PO1 2JE Doors 7:30pm 8pm – 10pm £4 A group production evoking the secret world of serious addiction: its craziness, nastiness, predictable routines, and dark humour. Written and performed by former addicts, with the artistic support of director Mark C … Continue reading Past Events: Sunday 15th May 2016: Diving into the Wreck (Festival of the Mind)

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Past Events: Sunday 17th April 2016

ROSIE JACKSON POET, WRITER AND WORKSHOP LEADER MUSIC with LES KAZOOS D’AMOUR OPEN MIC Doors 7pm Event 7:30pm – 10pm £4 Rosie lives in Somerset where she runs workshops on memoir and poetry writing. After teaching at East Anglia, Bristol UWE, and other universities, she turned to writing and has run groups for creative writing in the UK and abroad. Her particular passions are exploring … Continue reading Past Events: Sunday 17th April 2016

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Past Events: Sunday 20th March 2016

SUNDAY 20th March ‘HAD I THE HEAVENS’ EMBROIDERED CLOTHS’ Poetry & Music from Ireland VENUE: SQUARE TOWER, OLD PORTSMOUTH 7pm-10pm £4 LOCATION: Click here for directions Featuring poems from BERNARD MACDONAGH & MAGGIE SAWKINS  Featuring music from BERNARD MACDONAGH with MONEY IN BOTH POCKETS (CATHERINE WARD & NICK MOLYNEUX). Money in Both Pockets is a three-piece acoustic folk ensemble. They play folk and pop tunes and songs, both traditional … Continue reading Past Events: Sunday 20th March 2016

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Past Events: Sunday 21st February 2016

SUNDAY 21st February BOOKFEST EVENT VENUE: SQUARE TOWER, OLD PORTSMOUTH LOCATION: Click here for directions ‘THIS ISLAND CITY – Portsmouth in Poetry’ 7pm-10pm £4 Join us in a celebration of Portsmouth’s literary heritage with readings from Denise Bennett, Pauline Hawkesworth, George Marsh, Stuart Oleska, Maggie Sawkins and others. Those contributing to the book are also invited to read their poem. Some of the poems in THIS … Continue reading Past Events: Sunday 21st February 2016