Welcome to Tongues&Grooves

Since 2003, Tongues & Grooves has enabled poets and musicians to collaborate and share ideas. Based in Portsmouth, we provide platforms for established poets, musicians and emerging talent – particularly from the ‘quiet voice’ and under-represented groups. Tongues and Grooves also welcomes approaches from individuals or organisations wishing to work with us in achieving our aim and will sponsor open mic events that support our community … Continue reading Welcome to Tongues&Grooves

Diving into the Wreck at Erlestoke Prison, 14 March 2017

Diving into the Wreck at Erlestoke Prison, 14 March 2017 Penned Up Festival Diving into the Wreck is being performed at Erlestoke Prison in March as part of the Penned Up Festival. It is part of a double bill and will be followed by a performance by Billy Bragg. Maggie Sawkins is delivering 3 creative writing workshops in the prison as part of this festival.  Continue reading Diving into the Wreck at Erlestoke Prison, 14 March 2017

Sunday 19th February 2017: Project Adorno – Dennis Potter in the present tense

Sunday 19th February 2017 7.30pm £5 ON THE DOOR ONLY The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JE Dennis Potter in The Present Tense – by Project Adorno TV dramatist and playwright Dennis Potter was the ultimate Marmite figure – one minute delighting millions with musical plays such as The Singing Detective and Pennies From Heaven, the next causing outrage and controversy with productions such as Blackeyes and Brimstone & Treacle. In … Continue reading Sunday 19th February 2017: Project Adorno – Dennis Potter in the present tense

Saturday 28th January 2017: Ferry Tales Travels

SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY 2017 Portsmouth to Fishbourne Ferry Trip If you’d like a chance to get together for a ferry trip with Maggie and some of her Portsmouth workshop participants, you are welcome to join them on the 1pm ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight on Saturday 28th January 2017. Please book a ticket individually with Wightlink as this is not … Continue reading Saturday 28th January 2017: Ferry Tales Travels

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you in 2017

Many thanks to all of you who support us throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you again, as well as welcoming any new poets, musicians and audience members out there who would like to come along to our performance evenings. From all of us here at Tongues & Grooves, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will return in 2017 … Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you in 2017