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

Thursday 16th May: Words and Music for Mental Health Awareness Week

WORDS & MUSIC FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK Thursday 16 May | 6.30pm The Square Tower Old Portsmouth PO1 2ND FREE EVENT TICKETS are available here.  LOUISA CAMPBELL’S experiences as a Mental Health Nurse and psychiatric patient come to life in her new collection The Ward, where people with catatonia, schizophrenia, depression, paranoia, mania, anorexia and alcoholism speak out from the pages, with the nurses trying to care … Continue reading Thursday 16th May: Words and Music for Mental Health Awareness Week

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

Telling Tales for Grown Ups – Workshop: Saturday 9th March 2019

TELLING TALES FOR GROWN UPS ADDITIONAL CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP! SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2019 12 – 3.30PM Room F, Third Floor, Portsmouth Central Library PO1 2DX 6 places still available Tickets £7: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/tongues-amp-grooves-18157115293 Maggie Sawkins and Brighton-based writer and performer Gus Watcham delve into the dark world of folk and fairy tale for nuggets of gold to get writing ideas flowing. Come ready to embrace the weird and wonderful. Suitable for … Continue reading Telling Tales for Grown Ups – Workshop: Saturday 9th March 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