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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Sunday 16th October 2016: Poetry on the Spot with Bob Hill and Paul Canon Harris

SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10pm Doors 7pm £4 Bournemouth’s premiere spoken word game POETRY ON THE SPOT comes to Portsmouth with Bob Hill and Paul Canon Harris  sharing their words and setting each other spoken word improv challenges with silly prompts revealed onstage. Expect untranslatable words, bus driving monkeys, boyfriends who look like Hitler and well crafted poems written ‘on the spot’. https://www.facebook.com/POTSImprov/ Continue reading Sunday 16th October 2016: Poetry on the Spot with Bob Hill and Paul Canon Harris

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Thursday 29th September 2016: Dockies II – Artwork and Words

DOCKIES II ARTWORKS AND WORDS THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 6.30 pm – 8.30PM Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2HW Join us for a glass of wine, a look at the exhibition of art by ex-Dockie John Green and listen to some readings of poetry about the Portsmouth Dockyard, as well as some authentically penned Dockie works. Doors open at 6.30pm for refreshments and … Continue reading Thursday 29th September 2016: Dockies II – Artwork and Words

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Sunday 18th September 2016: Macmillan Fundraiser with Wendy French

SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10pm Doors 7pm £4 MACMILLAN FUNDRAISER featuring London poet and winner of the Hippocrates Poetry Prize, WENDY FRENCH. Wendy French’s meticulously observed and profoundly moving new collection, Thinks Itself a Hawk grew out of a residency with the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre in London. Working with patients, sharing in their hopes and fears, tracking the everyday … Continue reading Sunday 18th September 2016: Macmillan Fundraiser with Wendy French

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Past Events: Sunday 21st August 2016: Paul Birtill, Sue Apicella & Dave Jordan, and The Four Saxes

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10pm Doors 7pm £5 | £4 Liverpool poet and playwright, PAUL BIRTILL Read a review of this event >> ‘Bleedin’ fabulous!‘ John Cooper Clarke ‘A kind of anti-laureate who makes Philip Larkin sound life affirming.’ Robert Lloyd, Ham & High “His stark and hard-hitting verse skillfully echoes the neuroses of 90’s life” Irish Post “Serious and deadpan, … Continue reading Past Events: Sunday 21st August 2016: Paul Birtill, Sue Apicella & Dave Jordan, and The Four Saxes