The Portsmouth Literary Map Project

Welcome to the city where Charles Dickens was born and where Arthur Conan Doyle first unleashed the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, on a grateful world. Welcome also to a city whose literary stories go far beyond these more familiar examples – a city whose literary character and complex identity isn’t just about the past, but about a community of talented writers beavering away … Continue reading The Portsmouth Literary Map Project

Thursday 13 February 2020: Snow Q

Thursday 13th February 2020 Square Tower Old Portsmouth, PO1 2ND Tickets: £8 advance / £10 door Advance ticket purchase through Eventbrite Welcome to our first show of 2020: SnowQ – a troubled fairy tale for troubled times. A collaborative project inspired by The Snow Queen story by Hans Christian Andersen through poetry, film and performance. Snow Q re-imagines this richly symbolic story as a vehicle … Continue reading Thursday 13 February 2020: Snow Q

Sunday 29 December 2019 – An Adult Dr Seuss

SUNDAY 29 DECEMBER 2019 THE SQUARE TOWER OLD PORTSMOUTH 4.00 pm |: £8.00 An Adult Dr Seuss is a one man show by performance poet Geoff Allnutt AKA The Speech Painter. It takes the work and world of Dr Seuss and re imagines them for adults using the rhythms and tongue twisting alliteration of Seuss’s classics to create a show of mind altering poetry. Along … Continue reading Sunday 29 December 2019 – An Adult Dr Seuss

Sunday 27th October 2019: Project Adorno – Brontë Beat

Sunday 27th October 2019: Project Adorno – Brontë Beat The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth PO1 2ND 7.00 pm £8 on the door Buy tickets http://www.tonguesandgrooves.com Brontë Beat by Project Adorno The Brontë sisters’ contribution to literature is the stuff of legend: their work has a unique flavour, mingling domestic realism with wild romance, the personal with the peculiar. This, coupled with their extraordinary life story, … Continue reading Sunday 27th October 2019: Project Adorno – Brontë Beat

Journeys Festival International: Community Conversations

Join Tongues & Grooves in the Community and Journeys Festival International 18– 27 October 2019. Community Conversations is a project which explores how poetry can facilitate conversations across communities. A selection of poems written by members of the refugee and asylum-seeking community will be touring to libraries around Portsmouth until September 2019. Keep an eye on our website for exhibition dates and free upcoming workshops. Further information can … Continue reading Journeys Festival International: Community Conversations