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 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

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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