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 21st May 2017: Ferry Tales

SUNDAY 21 MAY THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10PM Doors 7pm £4 FERRY TALES Ferry Tales is a group of poets, musicians, writers and a photographer in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who are running events, exhibitions and workshops for local people on the theme of arrivals and departures in their lives. Poets ROBYN BOLAM  and LYDIA FULLEYLOVE  will be joining MAGGIE SAWKINS and other Portsmouth … Continue reading Sunday 21st May 2017: Ferry Tales

New Directions: Tongues and Grooves in 2017/2018

The growth of open mic opportunities in the Portsmouth area provides Tongues and Grooves with a great opportunity to replace our club nights with a new range of events and activities leading to our 15h birthday in 2018. We particularly look forward to announcing our first International Prose Poetry Prize – to inspire new work from across our community. Keep in touch! CLICK HERE FOR … Continue reading New Directions: Tongues and Grooves in 2017/2018

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

January to April 2017: I saw my voice – writing for well-being

I SAW MY VOICE  |  WRITING FOR WELL-BEING January to April 2017 Are you interested in working with a writer to find your voice? Join award winning poet Maggie Sawkins for a series of creative writing workshops inspired by Edward King’s paintings of 1940s Portsmouth. The six sessions will be relaxed and supportive as Maggie takes you through warm-ups and exercises to stimulate your imagination … Continue reading January to April 2017: I saw my voice – writing for well-being