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


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

Sunday 18th September 2016: Macmillan Fundraiser with Wendy French

SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER THE SQUARE TOWER 7.30 – 10pm Doors 7pm £4 MACMILLAN FUNDRAISER featuring London poet and winner of the Hippocrates Poetry Prize, WENDY FRENCH. Wendy French’s meticulously observed and profoundly moving new collection, Thinks Itself a Hawk grew out of a residency with the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre in London. Working with patients, sharing in their hopes and fears, tracking the everyday … Continue reading Sunday 18th September 2016: Macmillan Fundraiser with Wendy French

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To keep up to date with T&G news and events, subscribe to our newsletter. Since 2003, Tongues & Grooves has enabled poets and musicians to collaborate and share ideas. Based in Portsmouth, we organise regular events in and around the city. Sessions can feature published poets and established along with emerging talent. We also have open mic and theme time evenings. If you have any suggestions please get in touch. … Continue reading Contact Us