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

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

Richard Williams – Book Launch: September 2018

Thursday 20 September 7.30 – 10.00 pm The Square Tower Broad Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2ND Free Entry   Bar | Cafe | Free nearby parking RICHARD WILLIAMS warmly invites you to join him for the launch of his first poetry collection at The Square Tower, Portsmouth. Copies of ‘Landings’ will be available for sale   ‘From the Electric Arms and Istanbul Grill to the Feng Shui Shop on … Continue reading Richard Williams – Book Launch: September 2018

New Directions: Tongues and Grooves in 2017/2018

The growth of open mic opportunities in the Portsmouth area provides Tongues and Grooves with a great opportunity to replace our club nights with a new range of events and activities leading to our 15h birthday in 2018. We particularly look forward to announcing our first International Prose Poetry Prize – to inspire new work from across our community. Keep in touch! CLICK HERE FOR … Continue reading New Directions: Tongues and Grooves in 2017/2018

Sunday 19th February 2017: Project Adorno – Dennis Potter in the present tense

Sunday 19th February 2017 7.30pm £5 ON THE DOOR ONLY The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JE Dennis Potter in The Present Tense – by Project Adorno TV dramatist and playwright Dennis Potter was the ultimate Marmite figure – one minute delighting millions with musical plays such as The Singing Detective and Pennies From Heaven, the next causing outrage and controversy with productions such as Blackeyes and Brimstone & Treacle. In … Continue reading Sunday 19th February 2017: Project Adorno – Dennis Potter in the present tense

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you in 2017

Many thanks to all of you who support us throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you again, as well as welcoming any new poets, musicians and audience members out there who would like to come along to our performance evenings. From all of us here at Tongues & Grooves, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will return in 2017 … Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you in 2017