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

Community Conversations: October 2018

Tongues&Grooves in the Community has received a Big Lottery grant of £10,000 for a its Community Conversations project. The grant will enable us to give a voice to refugee and asylum seeker individuals in Portsmouth through a series of poetry workshops. Further events will form part of the ArtReach led Journeys Festival International (JFI) in October. A transportable display of the writing in printed and … Continue reading Community Conversations: October 2018

WRITE TO BE COUNTED – June 2018

SUNDAY 10 JUNE 7.30 – 9.30PM Southsea PO5 2SL Free Event WRITE TO BE COUNTED – An Anthology of Poems to Uphold Human Rights Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan will be hosting a reading from Write to be Counted in his constituency office in Albert Road. Maggie Sawkins will read alongside two of the editors, Kathleen Jones and Nicola Jackson. All the poets in this anthology have put words on … Continue reading WRITE TO BE COUNTED – June 2018