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

August 2017: Fifty Ways to Fly

FIFTY WAYS TO FLY TWO POETRY WORKSHOPS THURSDAY 10 AUGUST with MAGGIE SAWKINS 7 PM – 9.30PM SATURDAY 12 AUGUST with DENISE BENNETT 2PM – 4.30PM CATHEDRAL INNOVATION CENTRE 63 St Thomas’s Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HA £10 for one workshop £15 for both workshops Come along and explore the different ways you can fly, with or without wings!  Denise and Maggie will lead you through writing … Continue reading August 2017: Fifty Ways to Fly

October 2017: Taoist and Zen inspired poems – Readings and Workshops

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10PM Doors 7pm £5 | £4 THE POETRY OF SUCHNESS An evening of Taoist and Zen inspired poems of selflessness, emptiness and enlightenment hosted by GEORGE MARSH. With Taoist and Zen inspired music. TWO POETRY WORKSHOPS with GEORGE MARSH 8 places THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2 pm £10 Venue tbc Taoist inspired yin-yang writing workshop. Build the circadian rhythms … Continue reading October 2017: Taoist and Zen inspired poems – Readings and Workshops

Sunday 17th September 2017: Fifty Ways to Fly

SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10PM Doors 7pm £5 |£4 Launch of  FIFTY WAYS TO FLY – an anthology of poetry and lyrics in support of The British Women’s Pilots Association, featuring over 45 voices and edited by ALISON HILL. Guest Poets include: STEPHEN BOYCE and MATTHEW WEST Music with FLY AWAY PETER. Two poetry workshops on the theme of flying are … Continue reading Sunday 17th September 2017: Fifty Ways to Fly

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