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

Journeys Festival International: Thursday 6th June 2019

COSHAM LIBRARY PORTSMOUTH PO6 3EB THURSDAY 6 JUNE Workshop:  3pm – 5.00 pm Public Reading: 5.30 pm Tickets are here Join Tongues & Grooves in the Community and Journeys Festival International for a free poetry workshop with poet Robyn Bolam, exploring themes of home, hope and journeys. Taking inspiration from poems written by members of Portsmouth’s refugee and asylum-seeking community, the workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, whether … Continue reading Journeys Festival International: Thursday 6th June 2019

Redder by Gus Watcham: Thursday 21st February 2019

REDDER Thursday 21 February 2019 7.45 – 9.30pm The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth PO1 2ND Tickets £7 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/tongues-amp-grooves-18157115293  Red Riding Hood is sixty-six years old! Who is she now? A one woman show about grown-up adventures written and performed by GUS WATCHAM and directed by MARK C HEWITT. Gus Watcham was a RADA student in 1969 and believed she could change the world through acting. She spent twenty years … Continue reading Redder by Gus Watcham: Thursday 21st February 2019

Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard: Sunday 30th December 2018

Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard Sunday 30th December 2018 16:30-1930 £8 entry Purchase Eventbrite tickets here. The Square Tower Broad Street Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2ND A brand new production written and performed by Caribbean-British poet John Agard, winner in 2014 of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. In this whimsical whirlwind homage to mixed race Russian poet, Pushkin, Agard transforms his famous verse novel, … Continue reading Pushkin’s Half Hour with John Agard: Sunday 30th December 2018

Many Skies Have Fallen: 26th November 2018

‘MANY SKIES HAVE FALLEN’ BOOK LAUNCH PARTY with MAGGIE SAWKINS Monday 26 November 6.30 – 9.30pm The Square Tower Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2ND Maggie’s new collection, ‘Many Skies Have Fallen’, contains poems written in response to the tragic death of her daughter’s partner, Janusz Jasicki, who drowned in the River Shannon in October 2017. Others, written while Janusz was still alive, are included because … Continue reading Many Skies Have Fallen: 26th November 2018

The Blood Jet of Poetry: October 2018

South Downs Poetry Festival presents THE BLOOD JET OF POETRY Sunday 28 October 6.30 – 9.30pm The Square Tower Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2ND A celebration of words, music and song from acclaimed and multi-prizewinning SPRING POETS with live music from LES KAZOOS D’AMOUR and WORDBASS Marianne Barber, Denise Bennett (Inaugural Hamish Canham Prize) Robyn Bolam (Hampshire Poet 2018), Lydia Fulleylove (Two Ravens Press) Eve … Continue reading The Blood Jet of Poetry: October 2018