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

Past Events: Sunday 21st August 2016: Paul Birtill, Sue Apicella & Dave Jordan, and The Four Saxes

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10pm Doors 7pm £5 | £4 Liverpool poet and playwright, PAUL BIRTILL Read a review of this event >> ‘Bleedin’ fabulous!‘ John Cooper Clarke ‘A kind of anti-laureate who makes Philip Larkin sound life affirming.’ Robert Lloyd, Ham & High “His stark and hard-hitting verse skillfully echoes the neuroses of 90’s life” Irish Post “Serious and deadpan, … Continue reading Past Events: Sunday 21st August 2016: Paul Birtill, Sue Apicella & Dave Jordan, and The Four Saxes

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you in 2016

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 2016 … Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you in 2016